Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel finished fourth in his Ferrari, while pole-sitting Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton was fifth after both were handed penalties, which ultimately allowed Ricciardo to take the race lead and win.

Vettel ran into the rear of the Mercedes under the Safety Car just before a race restart, and then pulled alongside Hamilton to remonstrate having believed the race leader had brake tested him.

"I was giggling like a little schoolboy when it happened".

Both cars were able to continue, but Vettel was handed a 10sec stop-go penalty for unsafe driving.

"Did I think then that I would the race today?" Hamilton was not reprimanded or punished. You think a multi-time world champion would behave better than that.

"I said it yesterday that we had to stay out of trouble and it certainly paid off today".

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"If he wants to prove that he's a man, I think we should do it out of the auto face to face".

Hill said: "That was a petulant move and something a four-time world champion should be able to control. He could have damaged his auto, Lewis' vehicle and could have been taken out of race, so I don't know why he is risking all of that". I don't think it was deliberate of him to brake-check me, I don't think he's that kind of guy. "I respect him a lot for the driver he is, but now is not the right time to talk".

"I am willing to sort it out with him but l don't think there is much to sort out".

Vettel continued to protest his innocence after the race. This was achieved, albeit accidentally, when Vettel drove into the back of Hamilton under the safety vehicle in what the German driver described as a "brake check". There is then a chain reaction. The German spun out of the race before launching an angry tirade over the team radio: "What the f*** are we doing here?" We are both grown up men. We're grownups and people expect us to race and use our elbows, that's what people want.

"The championship battle is still respectful".

"Every week in the Premier League you have refs blowing the whistle - and some players agree, some disagree".

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It was at that point Vettel was hit with his penalty which he would serve two laps later. Vettel, though, was equally irked by what he felt was a poor move by Hamilton.


After eight races, Vettel leads Hamilton by 14 points in the drivers' championship.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has denied making any wrong manoeuvres in his coming together with Lewis Hamilton under Safety Car conditions during this afternoon's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which has seen the German pick up three penalty points on his FIA Super Licence.

The resulting collision earned Vettel a ten-second stop-go penalty as well as three penalty points on his superlicence, taking his total to nine over a 12-month period.

If he reaches 10, he faces a possible further sanction. Normally, ' said Mercedes non-executive chairman.

"Nobody wanted to see the schmoozing anyway, so now the gloves are off", said Wolff.

"They are warriors. They are at war at that moment".

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