Ricciardo wins thrilling Azerbaijan Grand Prix


However, Sebastian Vettel was actually able to extend his lead over Lewis Hamilton, because the British driver had to make an extra pit stop because his headrest had become loose. So I'd like to speak to him personally and hear what he says about the incident rather than making a judgment without properly having heard his statement. He accrued two more for changing direction under braking while holding off Max Verstappen in Mexico and was handed a similar punishment in Malaysia after being deemed to have been "predominantly" at fault for a crash with Nico Rosberg at the first corner.

After Sunday's controversial Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Vettel leads the championship with a 14-point advantage over arch-rival Hamilton. "For me I'm just going to do my talking on the track, that's most important for me".

"It was a crazy race". Whilst he felt Hamilton had brake-checked him, FIA data showed this wasn't the case.

It was in lap 19 wherein Vettel hit the rear end of Hamilton's car.

"Ferrari has done amazing work and yes, I think they can be competitive all year through".

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

'We're world champions, the best drivers in the world, ' said Hamilton. Then we got a red flag on lap 22.

Vettel was handed a 10-second stop-and-go penalty for colliding with Hamilton on Sunday
Vettel was handed a 10-second stop-and-go penalty for colliding with Hamilton on Sunday

Governing body the FIA said it would "examine the causes" of Vettel's collision with Hamilton in Baku on Sunday and issue a verdict before the Austrian Grand Prix on 9 July. Sebastian Vettel ultimately finished fourth, Lewis Hamilton fifth, while Red Bull's Daniel Riccardo was the one that won the race.

Amongst all the chaos, Ocon took sixth, Magnussen in the Haas seventh, Sainz eighth for Toro Ross, a gifted ninth after the carnage for Alonso's McLaren, and Wehrlein picked up the last points place for Sauber.

"Imagine all the young kids that are watching Formula One today and see that kind of behaviour from a four-time world champion. What we have seen today is the ingredient of a great championship", said Wolff.

"The championship battle is still respectful". "Driving dangerously, which in any way can put another driver at risk. we were going slow, if we had been going fast it could've been a lot worse".

"I don't have a problem with him".

It seems like the Mercedes driver is not the only one frowning upon Vettel's recent actions.