On lap 1 of the Belgian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was attempting to overtake Fernando Alonso around the outside at Les Combes, which led to a collision between the two cars.
“I want to firstly apologise to my fans especially those that came out to support me today,” the Briton wrote.
“Almost 30 years racing and the feeling left from a mistake cuts just as deep as the first. My team, who works so hard, deserved more today.
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“We are not where we want to be but will not stop pushing until we get to where we know we belong.
“Great drive by George today, well done mate. Everybody get home safe. Sometimes this is life, it happens but it’s not how we fall, it’s how we get up.
“Will be working as hard as I can to come back stronger,” Hamilton concluded.