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Ocon 'an embarrassment' in Verstappen crash - Villeneuve

Ocon 'an embarrassment' in Verstappen crash - Villeneuve

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Ocon 'an embarrassment' in Verstappen crash - Villeneuve

Ocon 'an embarrassment' in Verstappen crash - Villeneuve

Former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve branded Esteban Ocon "an embarrassment" over his part in the collision with Max Verstappen that denied the Red Bull driver victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ocon and Verstappen were spun as the Force India driver tried to unlap himself, opening the door for Lewis Hamilton take the win from Verstappen.

Ocon pulled ahead of Verstappen at the outside of turn one, but the Dutchman shut the door with Ocon on his inside at turn two.

The Force India man had pitted for fresh supersoft tyres, while Verstappen was nursing his car home for a certain victory and angrily confronted the Ocon after the race.

Villeneuve sided heavily with Verstappen, attacking Ocon's attempt at passing, and his reaction to it.

"Ocon is an embarrassment," the Canadian told Motorsport.com. "That was ridiculous. And the worst bit is everyone has seen what happened, and on the radio not even a 'sorry guys, I was wrong.' It's good to accept you're wrong.

"You can unlap yourself, but do it properly. You're not allowed to put the leader at risk at all. You don't do something that loses time for the other driver, and is taking a risk.

"Overtaking on the straight and you're in front is fine. But that looked like it was a battle for the lead.

"But also it shows he has no racecraft, zero racecraft whatsoever. All the incidents in the last two years where maybe it's his fault, maybe it's not, you can kind of think that maybe he was in the wrong, because he hasn't read the race properly.

"And he never learns, because it's never his fault, ever."

MORE: Hamilton blames Verstappen for Ocon crash
MORE: Horner blasts Ocon: 'What on Earth was he thinking'

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