He made a move round the outside of his team-mate and the Ferrari driver, and seemed to have his nose in front, before tagging Leclerc's front wing and hurtling off the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track.
"I had a very good start. I was just thinking about winning. I didn't want to be on the podium. I have been on the podium for two years in a row and the truth is, I was only thinking about winning today no matter what. I saw the opportunity and went for it.
"In retrospect, I risked a lot. But if he had made it, he would come out of the first corner in first place."
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