Charles Leclerc apologises to Sebastian Vettel for causing double retirement at Styrian GP

Vettel admitted he was caught by surprise to see Leclerc flying up the inside.

“I was fighting two other cars, we were already three cars into turn three, and I was very surprised,” says Sebastian to Sky from the pen.

“I was not expecting Charles to try something. I don’t think there was any space.

“A big pity and something we should avoid, but not much I could have done differently. I was taking it easy and conservative because it was already very busy and tight.”

Vettel added: “I don’t think there was space, that’s why I think we collided.”