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Daniel Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Canada's Lance Stroll finishes third

Daniel Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Canada's Lance Stroll finishes third

Yet despite his 10-second stop-and-go penalty - after the stewards in Baku deemed Vettel's actions to be risky - the German still managed to extend his title lead to 14 points after Hamilton was forced into an unscheduled pit stop when his headrest came loose.

Ferrari star Vettel was handed a 10-second stop-go penalty for "dangerous driving" after he deliberately drove into Hamilton s Mercedes while both were following the safety vehicle.

Ferrari's Vettel got a 10-second stop-go penalty, which saw him drop from second to ninth, after he steered into race leader Hamilton under safety vehicle conditions after a red-flag stoppage.

Hamilton accused Vettel of "disrespectful" driving after the four-time champion pulled alongside Hamilton and appeared to deliberately swerve into him when they were behind the safety vehicle approaching the midway point of a stop-start race.

Toto Wolff has confirmed that data provided to the race stewards in Baku prove that Lewis Hamilton did not brake test Sebastian Vettel following the second safety vehicle re-start.

Canadian teenager Lance Stroll came home third, the Williams driver's first podium, after being overhauled by Bottas on the line.

With the safety vehicle out for the second time, Hamilton who was leading the race and therefore controlling the pace for the field, slowed up his auto for the imminent restart.

"I just think that wasn't necessary". "If you penalise me then you should penalise both of us because that was not the way to do it".

Hamilton and Vettel had an on-track run-in while the race was neutralised, which yielded a penalty for the latter - but a loose headrest denied Hamilton what could've been a comfortable cruise to victory.




In the aftermath of the incident, Sebastian Vettel was given a 10-second stop and go penalty, which pushed him further down the pecking order.

Vettel has the most penalty points of any driver on the grid, with Carlos Sainz and Jolyon Palmer tied on seven as the next closest. "I control the pace, so like all the other re-starts I slowed down at the same spot".

After the initial collision, the German gesticulated angrily with both hands as he then pulled alongside his rival and hit the side of Hamilton's vehicle. "I think he disgraced himself today", the Briton told Channel 4. "I think he disgraced himself today to be honest".

The first safety vehicle came in after 16 laps, racing resuming with Perez making an attack on Vettel who resisted, before another safety auto, the second, was deployed due to debris.

"Seb probably sometimes doesn't think before he acts", Ricciardo said.

Following the top three drivers came Vettel in fourth and Hamilton fifth, meaning the German extends his championship lead to 14 points.

With the data proving Hamilton had not done a brake-test on Vettel, Lauda thinks it's fair to say Vettel was at fault for both incidents - the original collision and the swipe to the right.

"It was nice to get one vehicle home and on the top step, so thanks to the whole team". "I got hit at Turn 2 and there was quite a lot of damage on the vehicle already on the left-hand side". "If I was Lewis, I would speak to Sebastian and ask him what is wrong".


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