Sebastian Vettel apologises after car crash at German Grand Prix

first_imgFerrari’s Sebastian Vettel admitted that it was his own mistake that led to his car crash at the German Grand Prix on Sunday. Vettel, however, said he will not lose sleep over it and come back stronger in the next race.Vettel slid off across the gravel and into the barriers while leading on a surface made slippery by rain at his home race at Hockenheim.The four-time world champion has never won at the track nearest to his home town.Vettel pummelled the steering wheel in frustration before getting out, the German’s first retirement in a season that has so far brought him four wins.Eight points clear of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton — the race winner from 14th on the starting grid — before the start, he ended the day 17 points adrift and he had nobody to blame but himself.#Seb5: Mine was a small mistake with a big impact on the race. I braked a bit too late and I locked the rears, Im very disappointed #GermanGP Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) July 22, 2018″I don’t think it was a huge mistake. It was a huge impact on the race because we retired there but it’s not like tonight I’ll have difficulty falling asleep because of what I’ve done wrong,” Vettel told Sky Sports television.”I think it’s disappointing because up to that point everything was sweet, but we didn’t need the rain.”It was just one of those moments. It was my mistake so apologies to the team they did everything right. I had it in my hands — small mistake, big disappointment.”advertisementLewis Hamilton escapes sanction, keeps German Grand Prix titleThe failure only added to the pain Ferrari were already feeling with chairman Sergio Marchionne seriously ill in a Swiss hospital and relieved of his duties on Saturday.”In what was a particularly fraught weekend for the team, it would have been important for us to bring home the win and our car had shown it was up to the job,” said team principal Maurizio Arrivabene.”Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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