The Kimi-Hamilton incident on lap 1 has gained a lot of attention after the end of the race, especially after Hamilton’s criticism of Ferrari’s cheap tactics around the entire Kimi Raikkonen crash.
Hamilton was suggesting that Ferrari had planned that crash, so as to help Vettel get the lead in the race and in the world championship.
Due to the crash, Hamilton was pushed to the back of the pile and had to depend on two safety cars to help him rise upto P2.
Raikkonen had actually locked up on the turn and had nowhere to go.
Vettel was obviously quizzed about Hamilton’s comments, and the German was quick to point out that any such suggestions are pointless and silly.
“It’s quite silly to think that anything that happened was deliberate. I, at least, would struggle to be that precise and take somebody out.
“In France I lost my wing, so I screwed my race. I think it’s easy to attack and have a great move and easy to have an incident.
“I only saw it briefly but I don’t think there was any intention and I find it a bit unnecessary to even go there.” Vettel said.
Hamilton was further quizzed about the incident and what his comments suggested.
“All I’d say is it’s now two races one of the Ferraris has taken out one of the Mercedes.
“A five-second penalty and a 10-second penalty doesn’t appear to feel…ultimately it spoils the race.
“There’s a lot of points there that Valtteri and I have lost in those two scenarios.
“We’ve just got to try to position ourselves better so we are not exposed to the red cars because who knows whether that’s going to happen again.
“We’ve got to work hard as a team to try to lock out the front row and make sure we’re fully ahead of these guys.” Hamilton said.