“Excuses are not enough at times like this. I am disappointed in myself and let the team down ‘: Charles Leclerc takes full responsibility for the crash with teammate Sebastian Vettel saying BOTH Ferrari drivers farewell to the Styrian GP
- Charles Leclerc tried to overtake teammate Sebastian Vettel during the first round
- However, the Monegask collided with the German during the Styrian GP
- In the collision, the rear wing of Vettel’s car was pulled off and he had to retire
- Leclerc tried to continue, but joined the German because of the damage suffered
Charles Leclerc took full responsibility for the clash with Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel in the opening lap of the Styria Grand Prix, which retired both drivers.
Leclerc tried to overtake Vettel from 14th, four places ahead of him on the grid, in the third corner of the opening round, but collided with his teammate.
In the collision, the rear wing of Vettel’s car was torn, forcing the German to stop at the end of the first round.
Charles Leclerc (left) has assumed responsibility for the collision with teammate Sebastian Vettel
Leclerc was squeezed onto the inside line and had no room to get past his teammate
Leclerc tried to overtake Vettel in the third corner in the opening lap of the Styrian GP
The aftermath left Vettel with his rear wing on a wire and he had to retire
Leclerc tried to continue after a short period of car safety, but eventually ended up retiring at Vettel because he was unable to continue due to the damage suffered. incident in the first round.
The Monegask has since apologized for his role in the collision, saying, “I apologized. Apologies are not enough at times like this. I am disappointed in myself and I have left the team.
“I’m sorry, even if it’s not enough. We don’t need that, the team doesn’t need it, and I put all the team’s plans in the trash. ‘
Ferrari’s pit crew had no choice but to drive Vettel’s car into the garage
Monegasque Leclerc tried to continue the race in Austria after a short car safety period
The crash marks the second time in four races that the two Ferrari drivers have collided.
Vettel was mainly blamed for the previous incident in Brazil last season, but now in Austria it was Leclerc who misjudged the angle and was the cause of the incident.
The German finished 10th in last week’s opener in the same country after spinning around, playing a duel for the position with Carlos Sainz of McLaren.
The four-time world champion leaves Ferrari at the end of the season after the Italian team has chosen not to renew his contract.
But in the end, even Leclerc was forced to retire because of the damage the incident had sustained
The crash marks the second time in four races that the two Ferrari drivers have collided