Formula 1: Leclerc rams Vettel in the third corner – both out

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Teammate rams Vettel in the third corner – both out

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Lewis Hamilton wins after Ferrari fiasco

Lewis Hamilton wins the Styrian Grand Prix ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas. For Ferrari, the race in Austria is an absolute fiasco after two team failures.

Ferrari delivers a disastrous picture in Formula One. In Austria, Charles Leclerc rams his team-mate Sebastian Vettel off the track in the third corner. The race is over for both of them.

WIf you think it can’t get any worse for Ferrari, the first round of the Styrian Grand Prix starts. Ferrari delivers a disastrous picture at the start of the race in Austria. Charles Leclerc drives his teammate into the rear in the third corner.

Vettel started the race from tenth place, team-mate Leclerc was right behind him. The Monegasse attacked and wanted to go past the field in the third curve. He desperately searched for a gap where there was none. His Ferrari took off over the notch and crashed into Vettel’s rear.

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Vettel’s car was so badly damaged that the race was over for him in less than a minute. “Is my stern damaged?” Leclerc asked over the pit radio. “We see damage to the underbody,” returned the box.

Leclerc hit the pits again and tried to save the Grand Prix with a new front. But in the fifth round he also had to give up and drive his Ferrari into the garage.

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Vettel was served after the early morning. “For once, the experts are on my side if they think Leclerc is the culprit. I held back extra. Three cars in the corner is not possible. I don’t know what gap he saw there. It’s extremely bitter, ”said Vettel at RTL. He would have liked to have driven the race, but it never came to that: “Of course it’s a shame that the race was over so early. We’ll talk about it, then the topic is through. “

“It was my fault”

Leclerc didn’t try to talk himself out of it. “It’s easy to explain. It was my mistake, Sebastian didn’t do anything wrong. I didn’t do the job I should have done. I am disappointed with myself. I ruined my chances, including those of Sebastian and the entire team. ”

“It hurts to see that. This is really the worst way to end a difficult weekend. We have to look ahead now, ”said Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto.

Hamilton wins confidently

Things went much better for the Mercedes team, who celebrated a one-two victory in Spielberg. Lewis Hamilton took a confident win ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas. The Finn had won the start a week ago and thus defended the World Cup lead. “A big thank you to the team. I’m so grateful to be in first place here, ”said Hamilton. Third place at the Red Bull Ring Max Verstappen in the Red Bull.

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