SILVERSTONE – Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel apologised to Red Bull rival Max Verstappen on Sunday for a collision that wrecked both of their British Grand Prix podium hopes.
The four-times world champion, who won all his Formula One titles with Red Bull, accepted the blame for shunting the 21-year-old Dutch driver's car from behind as they scrapped for third place on the 38th of 52 laps.
Stewards found Vettel wholly to blame for the incident and gave the German a 10-second time penalty as well as two penalty points.
"My mistake," said Vettel, who is acquiring an increasingly accident-prone reputation and is now languishing 100 points behind Mercedes's championship leader Lewis Hamilton after 10 races.
"Obviously he's not happy but you know, life goes on," he added, confirming that the pair had spoken after the race.