Also Toro Rosso apologised for Piquet shunt

Jun.2 (GMM) Even Sebastien Buemi's Formula One team apologised to Renault after the incident at the recent Monaco Grand Prix. It emerged after the race in the Principality that rookie Buemi, 20, sought Nelson Piquet out in person to say sorry...

Jun.2 (GMM) Even Sebastien Buemi's Formula One team apologised to Renault after the incident at the recent Monaco Grand Prix.

It emerged after the race in the Principality that rookie Buemi, 20, sought Nelson Piquet out in person to say sorry for taking his Brazilian rival out of the race.

Renault's Piquet had hit out at "young drivers" in the wake of the rear-end shunt, while Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost also told off the young Swiss Buemi by accusing him of not having "the discipline to wait" while negotiating a train of cars.

This week, Renault's engineering boss Pat Symonds praised the improving 23-year-old Piquet for his outing at Monaco, indicating he was "very unfortunate" to be taken out in the race.

"There was absolutely no blame attached to Nelson and quite unusually we received an email from Toro Rosso apologising for the incident," the Briton revealed.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nelson Piquet , Sébastien Buemi
Teams Toro Rosso