Stroll and Sainz play the blame game

Lance Stroll and Carlos Sainz have both pointed the finger at each other following their Bahrain GP crash, which put both drivers out of the race.

Exiting the pits at the Sakhir circuit, Sainz smashed into the side of Stroll's Williams causing damage to both cars.

The two drivers retired with the stewards announcing that they will investigate the incident after the race.

Stroll reckons it is a simple answer; Sainz was in the wrong, he dive-bombed him.

"I just got completely hit on the side," he said. "Sainz was like 50, 60 metres behind me in the braking zone and just dive-bombed as I was turning. 

"He just completely drove into the side of me. I just saw the video, it's ridiculous. 

"It's just unlucky, it's so unlucky. I just hope my luck turns around soon. I can be frustrated, but it's not going to get me anywhere. I just hope my luck turns around."

Sainz, however, has a different view.

He believes the blame rests with his rival, who should have left him room.

"On the inside he suddenly just came onto the inside like I wasn't there," said the Toro Rosso.

"I think he simply didn't see me, he didn't expect me there or something because if not he would have left me a car space. 

"You are allowed to turn in, but when you have someone inside, you have to leave at least one car's margin in case there's someone there. I think he simply didn't see me, and wasn't expecting me to be there."

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