Sebastian Vettel finished seventh at the British Grand Prix
Ferrari driver Vettel also saw his Drivers’ Championship lead cut to one point following Lewis Hamilton’s victory.
Kimi Raikkonen also suffered a puncture late on but managed to limp to a third-place finish.
Vettel said: “I don’t think there’s anyone particularly to blame. At the time it felt okay.
“Kimi had a similar issue and his tyres were at least five or six laps fresher so I think it caught us both by surprise.
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“It could have been a little bit better for sure but disaster, I don’t think so.
“I think we had a good car especially in the corners. The balance was alright.
“The brakes caught fire at the start which compromised the start and from there it was a difficult race. We didn’t get past Max, we did it with the pit stop.
“And then it looked like P3 or P4, it was clear that Valtteri would come obviously he benefited in the beginning because I got stuck.
“Overall small things here and there that led to a busy afternoon.”
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Vettel will hope to get back to winning ways when F1 returns in two weeks time with the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Hamilton will be delighted that at the halfway point of the season he is just one point shy of his rival.