Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Formula One
1-min read

Angry Charles Leclerc Blasts 'Unacceptable' Track at German GP

German GP: Ferrari's Charles Leclerc lashed out at the low-grip asphalt used on the outside of the final corners at the Hockenheim track.

AFP

Updated:July 28, 2019, 11:20 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Angry Charles Leclerc Blasts 'Unacceptable' Track at German GP
Charles Leclerc crashed out of the German Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Loading...

Hockenheim: A frustrated Charles Leclerc said that the low-grip asphalt used on the outside of the final corners, where he crashed out of Sunday's German Grand Prix, is "unacceptable" in Formula One.

The Monegasque driver, who had started 10th and climbed into the top six, admitted he was "completely at fault" for his accident as he prepared to take the lead of the chaotic rain-hit race.

"I'm disappointed with myself," he said. "It wasn't a huge mistake. It's a small mistake and I've done a lot bigger mistakes during the season.

"It doesn't make anything better for my mistake, but, first of all, I think the asphalt in the last two corners -- it's just unacceptable that we have that on a Formula One track when it's wet.

"We can't have so much low-grip. We've seen other drivers too, maybe I was the only one on slicks, but I was at 60kph and had absolutely no grip. There's something there.

"It's like a dragster track and once you go on it, it's just very, very dangerous.

"But overall that does not forgive my mistake. I'm completely at fault today and it's a huge shame. I'm very sorry for the fans and the team."

Many other top drivers skidded off the track in a similar fashion in the same part of the circuit, including championship leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Nico Hulkenberg of Renault.

Team-mate Sebastian Vettel finished a delighted second after starting from 20th and last on the grid.

"It took a while -- I don't think there was a problem, but at the beginning, with the intermediates, I couldn't get the hang of it," he said.

"But, eventually I got going, so it's good the afternoon took so long. I stayed tidy for most of the race. It was a long one!"

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results