Charles Leclerc believes his team mate Sebastian Vettel understands he shouldn’t have moved to the left when the pair collided in the Brazilian Grand Prix.Vettel originally denied turning left into his team mate following the collision which put the two Ferraris out of the race.
Following a meeting between the pair and team principal Mattia Binotto, Leclerc said both drivers could have done more to avoid the crash.
“We called with Seb and we tried to understand both of our situations,” said Leclerc.
“I think probably Seb shouldn’t have gone to the left and he knows it. And I probably could have done a better job of avoiding him going to the left. So both of us have a bit of responsibilities.
“But I think the most important is that everything is clear with Seb now and we move forward.”
Leclerc said the two drivers will still “be able to race together” in future.
“Obviously Seb and myself are very competitive, we both want to win, but we also need to find the right compromise. We are also racing for the same team. We need to be less aggressive towards each other, give a little bit more space for these things to not happen again.”
“The consequences were huge in the last race but if you look back at the contact it was very, very small,” he added. “But it was unfortunate so we’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Leclerc added there has been no discussion of either driver being fined or kept out for a race if they cause any further collisions.
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