The Austrian GP 2021 on Sunday turned out to be quite an action-packed race in front of a jam-packed crowd at Red Bull Ring. As the crowd-favourite Max Verstappen clinched a convincing victory without any issues, things weren't so easy for the other drivers on the grid. While Lando Norris, Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll and Yuki Tsunoda were handed time penalties by stewards during the race, something very bizarre happened on the final lap which went unnoticed.
What happened towards the end of race?
As Max crossed the chequered flag, the fans could see a symbol of yellow flags on top of the screens. While there was some confusion regarding what happened, everyone got to know what exactly happened, through the replays which were shown later. Former teammates at Ferrari - Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen - collided in a dramatic crash.
Vettel and Kimi react to the incident
After the race, Sebastian Vettel said that he did not really understand what happened as he termed the collision as a result of 'misunderstanding'. The Aston Martin driver added that he will have a look and speak to Kimi about it.
Raikkonen also had a similar reaction to the incident as he said, “I don’t know, I have to see it. Obviously our wheels touched and off we went. An unfortunate end but it didn’t change much, because we were both out of the points, but I’ll have to see it from the outside. I saw him there, but I don’t know how we ended up touching. I don’t know if I moved or he moved. I’ll have to see it.”
It was indeed not the best birthday weekend for Sebastian Vettel who earlier had an incident with another friend of his - Fernando Alonso - during qualifying on Saturday due to which the Aston Martin driver was handed a 3-grid penalty. However, despite a chaotic weekend, there is no love lost between the the experienced trio with no blame game happening as they look forward to enjoy a much-needed break after three back-to-back races.