Sebastian Vettel has admitted he regrets swerving into championship rival Lewis Hamilton during the Azerbaijan GP and conceded wrongdoing on his part.
“Am I proud of the moment? No. Can I take it back? No. Do l regret it? Yes. Looking back, it was the wrong thing to do. It was dangerous and unnecessary.” said the four-time world champion. Hamilton was reached to by the Ferrari driver following the race to personally apologize for the skirmish and he has accepted the German’s apology.
“Obviously what l did was wrong and l apologized. I did a mistake so I can understand if he is upset. But it’s nice to hear we can move forward. The respect we have on and off the track helps us in this regard.” added Vettel, who currently leads the championship standing with Mercedes’ Hamilton in the second place.
Hamilton, who described Vettel’s driving in Baku as “disgraceful” and “disgusting” has not budged from his stance pertaining to the nature of his title rival’s driving. “I don’t feel like I said anything I’d want to take back. I’m still under the same opinion of what happened.” the Briton said.