Lewis Hamilton apologised to Oscar Piastri after being penalised for the collision between the pair in the Italian Grand Prix.
The stewards deemed Hamilton was responsible for the collision and gave him a five-second time penalty, plus two endorsement points on his licence, putting him on a total of four.
“It was, obviously, my fault,” said Hamilton in response to a question from RaceFans, “and it actually wasn’t intentional.
“I got up alongside and just misjudged the gap that I had to the right and clipped him. It could happen at any time.”
Hamilton initially asked his team who was at fault in the collision. He later accepted responsibility.
“I knew shortly afterwards it must have been my fault so I wanted to make sure he knew that it wasn’t intentional,” he said. “And that’s what gentleman do, right?”
Piastri said he appreciated Hamilton’s apology. “I can’t ask for anything other than that,” he said.
“He just moved a bit too far to the right. I think it’s very easy to do in that corner, it’s very narrow. He came and apologised, so I don’t think there’s much more to it than that.”
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