Leclerc critical of Hockenheim track following German GP DNF
A frustrated Charles Leclerc criticised the run-off areas around the Hockenheim circuit after he spun out of the German Grand Prix amid wet conditions.
A number of drivers struggled to maintain control on the track, with Valtteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton and Niko Hulkenberg among others also finding themselves in the gravel.
Leclerc was in a good position to challenge for the lead midway through the race when he lost control and collided with the barrier, and was unable to restart.
Speaking to journalists post-race, he claimed that the tarmac exit was 'dangerous', though was keen to add that it was not an excuse for his retirement.
He said: “The only thing I can say is I think it’s unacceptable to have this type of tarmac exit out of the two last corners there. It’s like a dragster track and once you go on it, it’s just very, very dangerous.
“My mistake was not huge but going on this tarmac I had absolutely no control over the car.
“This is in no way an excuse to the mistake. I take full responsibility of it but I believe that this type of tarmac should not be on a Formula 1 track.”
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