After the race, Leclerc took full responsibility for the crash and clarified that there wasn’t a mechanical failure of any sort, like the brake failure we saw on Sebastian Vettel’s car earlier in the Grand Prix.
“I just lost the car. It’s my fault,” he said.
“With the hard tyres I struggled massively. I tried to push but lost it in Parabolica and crashed.
“It was just a mistake by my side, it was very difficult to drive prior to the crash but no excuses, it was my mistake,” Charles Leclerc added.
2016 Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg has since given his take on the crash.
He said the Ferrari SF1000 looks “very, very difficult” to drive and added that the car’s nervous behaviour concerned him.
“Especially the behaviour of the car scared me. He accelerated out of the corner, everything was under control and then suddenly he loses the rear of the car, catches it once, and then loses it again,” Rosberg told RTL.
“The Ferrari seems very, very difficult to drive,” he added.
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