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Hakkinen: Ferrari team orders unexpected in first race

Mika Hakkinen was surprised by team orders dished out by Ferrari to keep Charles Leclerc behind Sebastian Vettel during the Australian Grand Prix, round one of the 21-race 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. In the late stages of the race in Melbourne, Vettel asked his team over the radio where the power went but, like him, they were clueless to why the #5 car was so sluggish at that point while Leclerc gobbled up the gap between them. When he approached his teammate Leclerc queried over the radio: 'Do you want me to stay behind Sebastian? Yes or no?' Engineer: 'Yes. And back-off to have some margin.' Leclerc: 'Ok.' In his post-race analysis Unibet column, Hakkinen wrote, 'It was...
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