Recently released dashcam video has captured the moment a regretful Sebastian Vettel apologised to his team for the disastrous crash at the start of the Singapore GP.
The Ferrari driver’s title hopes were dealt a huge blow after a crash at the first corner of the first lap ended his race – as well as the races of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton went on to win in Singapore and extended his championship lead to 28 points.
While no one has accepted blame for the incident, and F1’s stewards took no action after a post-race investigation, the dashcam audio reveals a clearly regretful Vettel who seems to realise he has seriously screwed up.
“Sorry guys. Sorry. I’m really sorry,” says the German, his voice seemingly close to breaking:
Vettel knew the mistake was going to be a very costly one, and it certainly turned out that way.