Sebastian Vettel has publically apologised for his expletive packed radio rant during the Mexican Grand Prix, where on two occasions he told F1 race director Charlie Whiting to “F*ck off” and now wants to move on from the incident.
Speaking ahead of Brazilian Grand Prix, Vettel said, “I have no problem saying it again — I’m sorry for what I said. When you are racing, you are fighting, you can understand why I wasn’t so happy at that point. For sure I regret what I said.”
Factors that saved Vettel from a big penalty or even a race ban was the fact that the Ferrari driver immediately after the race he sought Whiting to apologise and followed that up with a letter to the FIA.
Vettel added, “I wasn’t so happy at that point but yeah, for sure I regret what I said and certainly didn’t mean it, it was very clear for me to look for Charlie right after, I wrote a letter as well. I’m happy Charlie accepted the apology and I’m happy to move on.”
Vettel was speaking during the drivers’ press conference at Interlagos. Full transcript here>>>