Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 World Champion, says Charles Leclerc was acting like he is already Ferrari’s lead driver over the team radio at Silverstone.

With Max Verstappen sustaining bodywork damage to his car and dropping out of the fight for victory, Ferrari had a golden opportunity to score a one-two finish, a result that would have put Leclerc back into the Drivers’ Championship mix while boosting Ferrari’s push in the Constructors’.

As Leclerc harried Sainz though, even with a broken front wing after earlier contact with Sergio Perez, and asked the team to allow him through, Ferrari were reluctant to impose team orders.

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