Charles Leclerc was booed by the house crowd crammed into the stadium on the Autodromo Rodriguez Hermanos after colliding with Mexican nationwide hero Sergio Perez.
Leclerc discovered himself sandwiched between Perez and Max Verstappen as they approached Flip 1 on the Mexico Metropolis GP.
Perez, who later stated he noticed a possibility to guide his dwelling race, turned throughout Leclerc, who had nowhere to go with out colliding with the opposite Purple Bull on his right-hand aspect.
The collision ended Perez’s race and broken Leclerc’s automobile, though it didn’t cease him ending third.
After the race Leclerc had a damaging crowd response as he went to the customary interviews for the highest three drivers.
“A number of booing…” Leclerc stated, as he took the microphone. “Guys… I imply, actually, I had nowhere to go.
“I used to be a bit in between the 2 Purple Bulls and sadly I touched Checo [Perez], however I had nowhere to go. So, it is life.
“It broken my automobile. And sadly, it ended the race of Checo. However yeah, on our finish we maximized our race,.
“After all, I am disenchanted to finish the race of Checo like that, however I actually did not do it on objective. I had nowhere to go.”
The race stewards agreed with Leclerc’s evaluation, with the incident not resulting in a penalty for both driver.
Perez didn’t lay blame at Leclerc’s toes both.
Requested if he may have given the Ferrari more room, he stated: “Undoubtedly sure”.
He added: “I felt to be sincere I might have allow them to down extra if I did not go for it, if I am sincere. I noticed thee hole and I went for it. I made a decision to take a danger, I knew it was going to be very dangerous, and I ended up paying the worth.
“Yeah. Threat, reward… it was fairly excessive danger to take, nevertheless it was value taking it.”