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Red Bull strategy hung Leclerc ‘out to dry'

Charles Leclerc was 'hung out to dry' thanks to Red Bull's call to pit Max Verstappen early, that's according to Christian Horner. The team orders that cost Leclerc fourth place in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix have been widely reported on with most believing that had Ferrari not issued them, Verstappen's undercut on Leclerc would not have been as successful. As it was the Dutchman's early pit stop meant he was on fresher tyres, got the jump on Leclerc in the first round of pit stops and never looked back. Even Ferrari's decision to run Leclerc longer than his rivals to put him on fresher tyres at the end of the grand prix didn't help. Verstappen claimed fourth place while Leclerc was fifth....
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