Ferrari dealing with ‘potentially explosive’ driver issues – Brawn

Ross Brawn reckons Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has his work cut out trying to deal with the current dynamic between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, which he describes as “potentially explosive.”

“Ferrari has clearly made a lot of progress in recent weeks but it still probably has to deal with a few internal issues in terms of the balance between its drivers.

“On the one hand they have a four-time world champion who is still one of the finest drivers on the grid, despite a few too many mistakes over the past two seasons.

“It’s a potentially explosive combination and needs careful handling.

“Of course, Mattia is well aware of how this kind of dynamic can work as he has experienced it before when he was a young engineer,” he added.

“But now the honour and obligation falls to him to make sure that mechanism that drives what can be healthy rivalry runs smoothly.”