McLaughlin later moved to calm public debate over the incident on social media, posting a message beginning with “eyes forward”.
“We race humans, humans make mistakes – whoever is to blame,” he wrote.
Eyes Forward - We race humans, humans make mistakes - whoever is to blame. I start P2 for tomorrow and an opportunity to win another race. Sorry to the guys, unfortunate circumstances.. let’s get them tomorrow team! pic.twitter.com/cqT5qwAvvq