Frederic Makowiecki insists he will not dwell on his late mistake in the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, after crashing from the lead of the GTE Pro class.
The Frenchman had been the class of the GT field all weekend, qualifying the #99 Aston Martin he shared with Bruno Senna and Rob Bell on GTE Pro pole, almost one second clear of the field.
The trio were also ahead in the race, enjoying an advantage of more than two minutes heading into the final five hours, when Makowiecki crashed exiting the second Mulsanne chicane, forcing the #99 Vantage's retirement.
"It was a small mistake on my side; I take the blame," Makowiecki related. "I was going well and the pace was fast, but it ended like this.
"I haven't crashed for a long time so I won't dwell on this one, but there's no hiding the disappointment, especially for the team. This is the centenary of Aston and it was really important to get a strong result.
"I was really happy with the team, with Rob and Bruno, and we had a great chance for a good result. Everyone did a great job, so I'm really disappointed."
Makowiecki said his error had been relatively minor, but had been magnified by the treacherous wet conditions.
"Maybe I didn't put the wheel in a good place, but it was a small mistake," he said. "It was wet, and at the exit of the first chicane the car just snatched, went 90 degrees and into the wall.
"We were going well, but as always the most important thing is to be first in the last minute."