WHO was to blame? You decide.
This is the incredible onboard footage of how Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was squeezed out of the Singapore Grand Prix in a first-lap crash.
It’s kicked off an almighty war of words between Red Bull, Ferrari, Verstappen and Vettel – the three-car crash also taking out Kimi Raikkonen from the start line.
Verstappen said: “Mainly Sebastian started squeezing me. Maybe he did not see Kimi on the left but that is not an excuse. He shouldn’t take those risks.”
The crash gave winner Lewis Hamilton a 28-point lead in the title race.
Verstappen, talking during the race, said: “Lewis is leading the race and the three of us are out. I don’t think it was a racing incident. Three cars were taken out and I was in the middle not doing anything wrong.”
Ferrari blamed Verstappen, saying on the team’s Twitter account: “Verstappen took Kimi out and then he went into Seb.”
After widespread criticism of the statement, Ferrari added: “What we tweeted was a factual description of events. No need to speculate on this.”
The stewards investigated the incident but decided to take no further action, ruling that: “No driver was wholly or predominantly to blame.”