Vettel: I was too conservative

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has admitted that he was ‘too conservative’ after the final Safety Car period at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday, ultimately losing his lead to McLaren rival Jenson Button when he ran wide at the Turn 6/7 chicane on the final lap of the race. Despite the error, Vettel still holds onto a comfortable advantage in the Drivers’ Championship, sitting 60 points ahead of Button who is now in second place.

"Of course I’m disappointed, it was a very difficult race from start to finish and we led every single lap except the last one," Vettel said. "I think I was probably too conservative when I was in the lead after the last Safety Car, and I didn’t open the gap enough.

"I was trying to hold the gap to the cars behind and then I saw Jenson coming, I was pushing and I think it would have been enough until the end but obviously it was not because I made a mistake. It’s clearly down to me, I locked up the rear a little bit. What you have to do then is open the car up a bit straighter and when there’s only one line, I ended up in the wet.

"It was quite easy then for him to pass, but I think it was a good day today. It was a difficult race, easy to do mistake and we’ve seen a lot of cars not finishing so it’s good points. If you have got it in your hands and then you.

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