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Despite Carlos Sainz taking his first victory in F1 at the British GP, Ferrari faced immense backlash for their overall handling of the race. 

The team was for the delay in issuing team orders to let Leclerc pass Sainz, in addition to the decision to keep Leclerc on track during the final Safety Car period, leaving him vulnerable.

Leclerc will be frustrated to only gain six points on a wounded Verstappen in a race that Ferrari should have taken maximum points with a 1-2 finish.

Still, speaking in the TV pen ahead of this weekend's Austrian GP, the Monegasque rejected the idea of division at Ferrari:

"It is a shame to see all of this type of things [speculation of division] because it is definitely not what is happening inside the team. 

We are a very united team, we've always been, and it's not these difficult races that will make it change. 


Of course, were we disappointed after last weekend? I think we were.

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We were 1-2, and we finished 1-4, so of course, some parts of the team were disappointed. But this was definitely not the reason for not everybody being in the picture. 

Half of the team that stayed for the picture missed the plane to go back home, which was quite tricky. 

If you want the full details of it, we wanted to do a picture first - but Carlos was not there - so we had to delay everything. 

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There are no hard feelings whatsoever. Of course, there is [some] disappointment because - on my side - I can only be disappointed [after] leading the race and finishing fourth, but everyone was very happy for Carlos. 

This is the feeling that there is inside the team. 

We need to be better, of course, for these things not to happen again. But we will."

A lot can be said about Ferrari's performances over the past seven or so races, as their season has unravelled quite spectacularly. 

Ultimately, what happens on track is what matters, and Ferrari must strike back against Red Bull by showing the efficiency and ruthlessness needed in a championship-winning team.