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Gloves are off between Hamilton and Vettel

Gloves are off between Hamilton and Vettel

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.

Vettel's assertion that Hamilton had "brake-tested" him, by slowing so suddenly that the Ferrari ran into the back of the Mercedes, was also undermined by the evidence that Hamilton's auto data showed he "maintained a consistent speed". Vettel, who claimed Hamilton had "brake-tested" him, pulled level with the 32-year-old, gesticulated angrily and swerved into his vehicle.

Driving alongside and driving deliberately into a driver and getting away scot-free, pretty much - he still came away with fourth - I think it's a disgrace.

'You look at past year and some of the things he's come and said on the radio.

"We all feel that pain but it's on me to gather my thoughts and try and lead the team through this adversity".

"We've put a lot of pressure on Ferrari. I enjoyed the race but I don't think it's the right thing that I got a penalty and he didn't", Motorsport.com quoted Vettel as saying.




Following the race, Hamilton blasted Vettel's actions, calling them a "disgrace".

The team added, however, that the weekend had also shown that the engineers were getting to grips with a vehicle described as a "diva" by Wolff after a bad Monaco weekend. This kind of punishment can affect the outcome of this championship, as we have a tight race between Vettel and Hamilton. "I think that says it all", he said.

"After a few laps we had some debris I think in the brakes so we had to stop and clean it, so we dropped back to I think 17th place". "They are at war at the moment".

However, the Briton rejected the claim that he had brake-tested Vettel, saying, "I think it's a misjudgment from him to blame it on the vehicle in front.Some people don't like to own up to their own mistakes". I'm just going to do my talking on the track, that's most important for me. The victory follows podium finishes in his last three races to have him fourth in the driver's championship. "It's not deserving of that reaction from someone you have respect for", Hamilton said. What we have seen today is the ingredient of a great championship. At a certain stage, the best ones that compete for the world championship in that phase of their careers can't be friends. "Maybe we've seen the limitations of that respect".

Vettel refused to accept any blame for the incident and said he would call Hamilton to talk it over. If I was Lewis, I would speak to Sebastian and ask him what is wrong. "That will say enough for me". "They've seen today how a four-time champion behaves and I think, hopefully, that doesn't ripple into the younger categories".


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