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.”