Blaming his Ferrari teammate for their collision at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc has said "Seb probably shouldn't have gone to the left and he knows it."

With five laps to go in Brazil, the crash happened when Sebastian Vettel was trying to reclaim his fourth-place toward Turn Four after Leclerc had overtaken him.

When Vettel moved over on Leclerc, his left rear wheel hit Leclerc's front right and that broke the latter's suspension and at the same time, the German suffered a tire puncture. Both the Ferrari drivers were forced to retire in the race, which was eventually won by Red Bull's Max Verstappen ahead of Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly and McLaren's Carlos Sainz Jr.

Speaking in the official news conference in Abu Dhabi, Leclerc said," Seb probably shouldn't have gone to the left and he knows it, and I could have done a better job of avoiding him going to the left. What is important is everything is clear now and we move forward."

Leclerc on Thursday also revealed that Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto has had several discussions with the two drivers, who have promised to be "less aggressive with each other" in the season-closing race in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

"We will be able to race. We are both very competitive and want to win. We need to find the right compromise - we both race for the same team. We need to give each other a bit more space," the Frenchman added.

The damaged car of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel
The damaged car of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel AFP / Carl DE SOUZA

With Lewis Hamilton already secured the title this year, the title race has ended which saw 22-year-old Leclerc ahead of his experienced teammate Vettel in the drivers' standings. Both the Ferrari drivers, who have clashed against each other quite a few times this year, have agreed that they could have done more to avoid the Brazil incident.

"We called with Seb and we tried to understand both our situations. We looked at it - and I particularly looked at it - to try to understand how we could have made things better. The consequences were huge but the impact was very small, so that was a little bit unlucky. It was unfortunate but we will make sure it doesn't happen again," Leclerc revealed.