Suzuka — Ferrari Formula One teammates Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel played down talk of a rift between them, saying tensions that threatened to boil over at the Russian Grand Prix had cooled.

The pair engaged in a testy back and forth with their team over the radio two weeks ago in Sochi after Vettel, who used the slipstream tow from the Monegasque’s pole-sitting car to vault into the lead at the start, refused to hand the place back as per a pre-race agreement...

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