Michael Schumacher blamed a misunderstanding for his race-ending crash with Sergio Perez during the Singapore Grand Prix. The seven-time World Champion made contact with Perez's Sauber when trying to pass the Mexican on lap 28 of the race.
Schumacher clipped the left-rear tire of Perez's car, crashing into the wall as a result. The Sauber driver managed to continued in the race and finish in the points.
"It was a very unfortunate ending to my race in Singapore tonight and obviously I am a bit disappointed," said Schumacher. "What happened was what I would call a misunderstanding between Sergio Perez and myself. He was about to go inside and lifted, and I was not expecting him to do that so early, and therefore hit him. It's probably one of those race incidents which look more impressive from outside than from inside, as I am totally OK and my impact in the end was not too heavy.
"It was a pity, because my car and the tires worked well, and therefore the pace was very good. I will look ahead to the next races and hope to have better endings there."