Lando Norris has blasted Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas for a “silly” error that price him his race on the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The McLaren driver was one among many Flip 1 casualties after Bottas out-broke himself in moist situations a flip one, crashing straight into the again of Norris and inflicting a knock-on impact.
Some drivers had been in a position to pit and proceed racing, however not Norris, whose streak of 15-straight factors finishes was ended by the Finn’s error.
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Whereas the moist situations had been undoubtedly difficult, Norris was in no temper to sympathise.
“There’s not a lot to say is there? It’s not my fault, like, to be sincere he (Bottas) simply came visiting to me then and apologised,” Norris mentioned, per the F1 website.
“However apologies are good, but it surely doesn’t change the outcome or something.
“So it’s Lap 1 of the race, nobody has to do something silly however that’s what they did in the present day. So simply ruined it.”
Bottas accepted he had precipitated a “mess”, which noticed himself and Pink Bull’s Sergio Perez retire with injury.
“I had a poor begin,” he mentioned. “Wheelspin off the road, and misplaced locations, after which braking into first nook I used to be proper within the gearbox of Lando and I simply locked the wheels.
“So in all probability being that shut didn’t calculate fairly proper the braking level, locked two wheels, hit him, after which it was a large number.”
Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll was additionally at fault having precipitated a separate large crash at Flip 1 behind Bottas.