Ferrari denies taking gamble with Leclerc gearbox

Mattia Binotto has denied Ferrari took too great a risk by not changing Charles Leclerc’s gearbox after his post-pole Monaco crash. On the way to the grid on Sunday, the local hero only got to turn 6 until he told his team over the radio that his gearbox had indeed suffered a problem. Only 24 hours earlier, team boss Binotto had said the Maranello outfit would prefer to take a five-place grid drop than even the slightest risk with gearbox damage. “The problem didn’t appear until turn 6,” Binotto explained to Sky Italia. Even if we had changed it, we still would have had the issue.”.

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