Championship leader Sebastian Vettel praised Red Bull pilot Max Verstappen, who came to him shortly after the Chinese Grand Prix and apologized.
After the race was over, Verstappen undertook responsibility and went to Vettel and discussed the short duration.
Vettel said, "Immediately, he realized he made a mistake and I said to him, 'Races are long and you throw away your podium luck.' He was lucky to be able to continue, but all of this was unnecessary."
"I think you understand that.
"People ask if it's about age, but it's not about age, it's a lot of racing."
"During the entire race, there was wind from behind, you have to know that it is hard to stop the car there, but you can have that kind of stuff."
"I told him it was the right way to solve the problems, we had to talk face-to-face, we should not do it in front of the media." said.
Vettel said that if Verstappen had a realistic attack on him, he would already be able to do it without difficulty because there was nothing to do in terms of tire condition.
"It was clear that Red Bull was faster at the moment," said Vettel, "but there was no point in pushing too hard when we saw Daniel approaching us.
"He was a little weak on the long run, or he would be closer and I was ready to give him a ride."
"It was not close to me when I had an accident, so I kept on ahead."
"I already gave him very little space for the possibility of locking the tires, but he locked too much ... so we made an accident."
"I was lucky to be able to finish the race, and after a win, I could end the race there."
"I was lucky that the car was still working, the base of the vehicle was damaged and we lost the balance."
"After that, my car was no longer the same car. said.