Valtteri Bottas was undoubtedly responsible for the turn one chaos at last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, which resulted in the race being red-flagged, forced a handful of cars to retire, and jumbled up the grid for the restart.
The Finnish driver didn’t try to dodge blame, and he said he misjudged the conditions and consequently locked his front tyres, resulting in him hitting the back of Lando Norris’ McLaren.
Norris then collided with Max Verstappen, who was in P2 at the time, while Bottas went on to hit the Red Bull of Sergio Perez after the initial contact.
In a post-race interview with Ziggo Sport, Norris was asked if he will be speaking to Bottas and Verstappen about the collision, to which he replied:
“No, nothing Max could’ve done. I’m sorry I hit Max, but there’s nothing I could do anyway. You know, it’s Bottas’ fault.”
As he finished off his sentence, Bottas suddenly appeared from the left, and apologised to Norris for wrecking his grand prix.
An awkward silence then ensued, and Norris told the interviewer he had nothing to say when he was asked what he had replied to Bottas.
Despite suffering a DNF as a result of the crash, Norris is still third in the Drivers’ Standings, just five points ahead of Bottas in P4.