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Charles Leclerc distracted by Sebastian Vettel's poor start, accepts blame for Max Verstappen clash

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc accepted he only had himself to blame after a poor start became the catalyst for a disappointing race at Formula 1’s Japanese Grand Prix. The Monegasque driver lined-up from the front-row of the grid but revealed he was distracted by pole-sitting team-mate Sebastian Vettel creeping forward prior to the lights going out. Leclerc lost out to third-placed starter Valtteri Bottas and was then involved in a clash with Max Verstappen through Turn 2, for which he was deemed responsible, copping a time demotion. “With the start, I had a poor start,” said Leclerc. “I got a little bit distracted. I saw Seb moving a little bit. Then my...
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