Sky Sports have been forced to apologise for Fred Vasseur’s X-rated rant live on air.
The Ferrari chief gave a foul-mouthed interview ahead of Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, The Sun reports.
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Vasseur spoke to Sky Sports following the third and final practice session at Monza, which hosts Ferrari’s home race.
However, he let his emotions get the most of him, prompting presenter Simon Lazenby to say sorry to viewers.
“It’s quite emotional,” explained Vasseur. “I tried all week to calm everybody down and say, ‘Guys, you can’t score more points in Monza than somewhere else’.
“But this is bulls***. When you arrive on Thursday morning at Monza with all the guys in red, you can feel it.
“You can feel the passion, the emotion. For us, we have to take it as a positive and get an extra push from this.”
His outburst prompted a smirk from Lazenby before he said: “A quick apology for the language.”
It has been a difficult season for Ferrari, with Charles Leclerc’s two third place finishes their only podiums in 2023.
Leclerc is sixth in the Drivers’ Championship ahead of Sunday’s race, one place below teammate Carlos Sainz.
Ferrari also find themselves behind Red Bull, Mercedes and Aston Martin in the Constructors’ Championship.
However, Sainz was able to claim pole position in qualifying, with Leclerc to start in third on the grid.
All eyes are set to be on Max Verstappen this weekend, though, as he looks for a record-breaking 10th consecutive race win.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.