Fernando Alonso said his collision with Lewis Hamilton may have cost him a top-three finish in Malaysia.
Alonso clipped the back of Hamilton’s car while trying to pass the McLaren, breaking his front win.
Alonso said: “It was very close. The rear wing didn’t work for me in last part of the race so I couldn’t overtake in straight line which was the best place.
“Unfortunately we touched and I broke my front wing and we had to pit again.
“It cost me maybe a podium today but we will try again in China.”
However Alonso said Ferrari’s pace was “much better” in the race following their problems in qualifying.
“Today we were fighting wheel to wheel with the McLarens and Webber. That was a surprise for us because in Melbourne we were not close enough.”
Both drivers have been summoned to appear before the stewards following the collision.
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