Spotted in a finger-wagging conversation with Mattia Binotto after the British Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc says they spoke about the call not to pit him and “other things” too.

The Monégasque driver went from challenging for the British Grand Prix race win to not even finishing on the podium when Ferrari opted to leave him out when the Safety Car came out on lap 40 for Esteban Ocon’s stricken Alpine.

Leclerc, who was leading the race at the time, stayed out while his team-mate Carlos Sainz was pitted for fresh soft tyres.

Leclerc, with his 16-lap-old hard tyres, was a sitting duck at the restart, not having the pace or grip to defend and he soon lost the lead – and the win – to his team-mate.

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