Leclerc on crash with Vettel: "Tried to squeeze me to the inside"

17-11-2019 20:23
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
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Leclerc on crash with Vettel: Tried to squeeze me to the inside

After having a collision with his teammate Sebastian Vettel to end both of their Brazilian Grands Prix, Ferrari star Charles Leclerc claims the German tried to squeeze him a little bit in the run to turn 4.

Leclerc had passed Vettel at the opening chicane of Interlagos, but the four-time champion got DRS down the back straight and pulled alongside Leclerc in the run to turn 4. Side by side, Vettel nudged to the left slightly and made contact with his 22-year-old teammate.

Both cars got punctures and had to retire from the race, causing fury at Ferrari as they were on for a good points finish, whichever order they were in.

After the race, Leclerc was mature enough to let the incident behind him, although he did suggest he got squeezed off the track by his veteran teammate.

"He started to squeeze me a little bit to the inside, and we were very close. Everything happened very quickly, and as soon as he went to the inside we touched," the 22-year-old said to Sky Sports F1.

"I'm pretty sure we are mature enough to put that behind us".


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