Hamilton says crash was his fault alone

Updated: 30 August 2011 16:13 IST

Lewis Hamilton was expected to fight hard in the Belgian Grand Prix. A crash in the Sunday race however, ended his challenge at the Spa circuit. The British driver owed up to the mistake a day later saying only he was at fault for what happened.

Hamilton says crash was his fault alone
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Lewis Hamilton was expected to fight hard in the Belgian Grand Prix. A crash in the Sunday race however, ended his challenge at the Spa circuit. The British driver owed up to the mistake a day later saying only he was at fault for what happened.

The McLaren driver was at his honest best a day after the race and tweeted his apologies for the lap-13 crash which also involved Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi. "After watching the replay, I realise it was my fault today 100%. I didn't give Kobayashi enough room though I thought in (sic) was past. Apologies to Kamui and to my team. The team deserves better from me. Best wishes, Lewis," he tweeted on Monday.

This is not the first occassion in the season that Hamilton has found himself unable to compelte a race. He crashed into Pastor Maldonado in Monaco whih eventually led to exchange of words through the press. With Sebastian Vettel winning the Belgian Grand Prix and not being involved in even a single accident in what has otherwise been an 'eventful' season, the Briton has all but lost out on a chance to catch up with the Red Bull driver. His honesty in admitting his mistake though will do him good, off the track at least.

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