Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton were involved in a championship defining lap 1 crash, when Hamilton overtook Vettel from the outside, making contact with the German and sending him to the back of the pack.
Vettel then managed to get to P4 by the end of the race, but Hamilton winning in Monza meant that the championship gap increased to 30 points.
Vettel actually put the blame on Hamilton for the lap 1 crash, saying he did not leave him any space to work with.
“Lewis obviously saw a little gap around the outside,” Vettel said
“But then he didn’t leave me any space and I had no other choice than to run into him and make contact.
“I tried to obviously get out of there but I couldn’t. Unfortunately I was the one that spun around, which was a bit ironic. But it was that way.” Vettel said.
Vettel however wanted to see the positive side of what happened today, as he felt that he and Ferrari made a good recovery.
When you’re looking the wrong way, things do not look too peachy,” Vettel added.
“But from there I think I drove well and tried to recover. We still got a lot of points so it could have been a lot worse today.
“Obviously it doesn’t help when you lose points but it’s not the end of the world. We’ll all still wake up tomorrow morning.
“For sure I’m down at the moment but mostly for the people [here]. Their support has been incredible. Unfortunately we didn’t deliver.
“But then what can you do when if get spun round? It could have been a good race, but it wasn’t. It was still very entertaining, probably more entertaining that way, but not very satisfying.” Vettel said.
Vettel is positive about the season ahead and feels that the 30 point deficit can be covered in the races to come.
“I’m not too worried. I think we have the pace,” said Vettel.
“The points sound a lot but actually it doesn’t take a long time to get them down.” he concluded.