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Max Verstappen takes blame for Sebastian Vettel Chinese GP crash

Max Verstappen takes blame for Sebastian Vettel Chinese GP crash

Verstappen was handed a 10-second penalty for the incident and finished fifth in the final standings, being demoted behind Lewis Hamilton, who he had overtaken again following the crash.

Verstappen confessed he had got it wrong.

"I could see him struggling on the tyres and tried to brake late into the corner".

"I locked the rears and hit him".

"I'm thankful for a couple of incidents that happened ahead today that kept us in the battle".

The former Williams driver thinks it could be the dawn of a new era for Ferrari as Mercedes take a step back after dominating the sport for the last four seasons since the start of the V6 Turbo era.

Pushed by Sky Sports F1 on whether he needed to be less aggressive, Verstappen replied: "It is easy to comment".

"At the moment it's not going the way I like of course, but does it really mean I have to calm down?" I don't know. There is nothing I can do.

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It's the 12th victory in 14 tries for the Red Sox, with only the 1918 team previously in position to do the same. He is 2-1 with a 3.57 ERA in six games (three starts) at Fenway and 3-4 with a 5.01 ERA lifetime against Boston.

"I was in no man's land today", Hamilton said after the race.

Ferrari, flummoxed after losing the lead, did not pull Raikkonen in, but rather left him on track in the hope that he could help Vettel get back past Bottas.

Nico Hulkenberg was sixth for Renault, ahead of Fernando Alonso's McLaren and an upset Vettel, whose championship lead has been cut to nine points. "I lost some time but it's not like I made some big mistake".

"Thank you guys, great qualifying, great vehicle", said Vettel, who also started from pole in Bahrain last weekend, over the team radio. I had no intention to resist him because I saw with Daniel as well there was no point in doing so. On lap 19, Bottas pitted for a set of soft tyres and put in a fast pace that enabled him to execute an "undercut" on Vettel, who pitted a lap later and found himself tucked up behind Bottas in second place. I didn't want to compromise my race with the guys behind.

"He did a mistake and locked up which happens". I was a bit wide at the apex in case he misjudged his braking and obviously he misjudged more than I thought.

When asked how he felt his pace was compared to Vettel before the Safety Car was deployed, Bottas said: "It felt like everything was under control and I had no major drop off in the end".

"He's done enough races so you know, but again, this can happen to you also when you've done 300 races so inside the auto, you know, you mustn't forget that the judgements are very hard to make but you ultimately have to have these things in mind and yeah, make sure you don't crash". I think overall if you take into account all the testing we did et cetera, then Mercedes is still the favourite going in.


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