Lewis Hamilton has used Twitter to accept blame for his clash with Kamui Kobayashi in the Belgian GP.
Hamilton was passing the Japanese driver when he appeared to misjudge how much room he needed to leave the Sauber. The pair made contact, and Lewis was turned sharp left into the barrier.
After leaving the track he made his thoughts clear on Twitter, saying: “After watching the replay, I realize it was my fault today 100%. I didn’t give Kobayashi enough room though I thought I was past.”
He added: “Apologies to Kamui and to my team. The team deserves better from me. Best wishes, Lewis.”
When he first spoke to the media after the accident he was non committal on what happened, and intriguingly indicated that he didn’t even know that it was Kobayashi who he was passing.
“I hit the wall pretty hard,” he said. “It was a bit unfortunate, the team were in a pretty good position. As far as I was concerned I was ahead of whoever it was I was racing, and I got hit by them, and that was my race over. It’s motor racing. There’s been a lot of races we haven’t finished this year, and that’s just one of them.”
Hamilton said he didn’t have the pace with which to win: “I think we were struggling, and for whatever reason, we were massively slow on the straight, massively slow. I guess that’s really what got us into that position, really.
“Everyone was just pulling away from me on the straights, I was only able to keep up through the infield, so I think we probably had a little too much downforce. Nonetheless we were in a good position still. We may have been able to have at least got a podium.”