Charles Leclerc said he was “surprised” by a video shot by a fan which revealed how Lewis Hamilton went off close to where he was walking back from his stricken Ferrari during the German Grand Prix.
“I saw a video from the grandstand which surprised me because I had absolutely no idea that Lewis had gone off while I was in the gravel there and while I was actually walking in the gravel,” said Leclerc.
“I think he was aware on the radio that I was out in the last two corners. But it had been raining on that lap in these two last corners so on slicks it was very, very tricky so not much we could have done or anyone could have done better there.”
Leclerc said there was little he could have done to prevent his crash because of the increase in rain at the corner. “Of course if I go back in the car you’re always trying to push the limits,” he said.
“Nobody was aware that it was actually raining more in the last sector. So I arrived there with the slicks and I was just surprised by how much less grip there was compared to the lap before.
“It’s one of those situations where it’s quite difficult to know what you could have done better. That’s it.”
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