Sebastian Vettel message sent to Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto by F1 chief Ross Brawn

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    Since last weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, Binotto has given his verdict on what went wrong for Vettel at Silverstone.

    “I honestly think there is little to say about strategies,” said Binotto. “We [were early] perhaps by a few laps with the [pit stop] call that made him lose the position to [Kimi] Raikkonen. However, we knew he would recover without losing time.

    “It allowed Charles to continue his comeback. Overall, it was the right choice for the team and we don’t think we penalised Sebastian.

    “He regained [the position] immediately on Kimi, he wouldn’t have been able to do an overcut on [Daniil] Kvyat, because he was going as fast as he was at that time, and then he undercut Sainz. His race was compromised [when he spun] at the start, and I think that was the key, not the strategy chosen.”

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