The Ferraris of the German Sebastian Vettel and the Monegasque Charles Leclerc were forced to retire after having hung on the first lap of the Grand Prix of Styria in Formula 1, Sunday, on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. It was Lewis Hamilton, on Mercedes, who finally won. At turn N ° 3, Leclerc took off on a vibrator while trying to overtake his teammate from the outside from whom he came to tear off the rear wing.
Vettel immediately returned to the garage, imitated by the Monegasque a few laps later. "Seb's car was too badly damaged and, for Charles, it would have been too dangerous to drive with the floor in such a state," Ferrari said on Twitter.
" It's my fault. I fucked up "
" It's my fault. I made the con, quite simply, it must be admitted when it happens like that, "admitted the Monegasque Leclerc at the microphone of Canal +, just after having apologized to his teammate in front of the cameras. "I think there was an opportunity to come home with points and I screwed it up," said the 22-year-old. I saw an opportunity that was not one. I was stupid and I will learn. Seb also understands but the excuses are not enough, I will try to make up for it next time. "
Both Ferraris have suffered from a severe lack of performance since the start of the season. In qualifying, the German qualified only in 10th position and his teammate in 11th. Leclerc had been penalized three places on the starting grid, for having hampered the Russian Daniil Kvyat during the qualifications, which had forced him to start in the middle of the peloton, several places behind Vettel in 14th position.