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Charles Leclerc’s underestimated overtake caused a crash that forced him and Sebastian Vettel both into retirement at the Styrian Grand Prix. In the opening lap of the Styrian Grand Prix, the driver did not have the greatest of all start. He was passed by Sergio Perez, who was at P11 at the Turn 1.
He was keeping all his best when suddenly his teammate came from behind and hit the back portion of his car. This resulted in the early retirement for both the Ferrari drivers following the horrific weekend.
The Monegasque driver accepted his mistake over the radio. Speaking to Canal + after the race He was heard saying :
“I f**ked up. [I] saw an opportunity, or in any case I thought I saw an opportunity, I thought that we could maybe win 4 or 5 places, and I went for it, But I clearly screwed it up. I admit it, I screwed up. ” said Charles as quoted by Francetv.
The driver seemed to be annoyed with himself as there was no space left at turn three during the incident.
He said, “I apologized. Excuses are not enough at times like this. I’m disappointed in myself and let the team down. I am sorry even though it’s not enough. We don’t need that, the team doesn’t need that and I’ve put all the plans of the team in the bin.”
Moreover, he took to social media to apologise to Ferrari team-mate.
“I am disappointed in myself. I’m sorry but being sorry is not enough,” began the 22-year-old in a post on Twitter. “Seb hasn’t got any faults today. I’ve let the team down after them working a whole week to bring the updates early.”