Lewis Hamilton apologised to Alex Albon after the world champion accepted full responsibility for their late crash in Brazil.
Hamilton, running behind Albon after he stopped for a third time under a late safety car, attempted to pass the London-born Red Bull driver for second place with just two laps to run.
But the Mercedes driver smashed into the side of the rookie, spinning the Red Bull man around. Hamilton limped to the flag with damage to the front of his car but later received a five-second penalty, demoting him from third to seventh.
Hamilton’s late lunge denied Albon, 23, a first career podium. He finished outside the points in 14th.
See Lewis Hamilton’s reaction to the crash in full in the video posted above.
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