Motorsport

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel collide at Azerbaijan GP -- and Hamilton reacts

Published 1402 GMT (2202 HKT) June 26, 2017
Share
hamilton vettel baku 1hamilton vettel baku 1
1 of 6
Tempers boiled at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku after a collision between title leader Sebastian Vettel (right) and rival Lewis Hamilton.
Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
On lap 20 of the race, when the drivers were behind the safety car, Vettel bumped into the back of Hamilton, damaging his front wing in the process. The gesticulating German then pulled up alongside his Mercedes rival and appeared to turn deliberately into Hamilton's car.
Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
After being handed a 10-second penalty, Vettel finished fourth, one place in front of Hamilton who lost time after his headrest became loose. VALDRIN XHEMAJ/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Brit said Vettel had "disgraced himself" during the earlier incident. Dan Istitene/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The chaotic race, which saw three safety car periods and one red flag deployed, was won by Australian Daniel Riccardo. It was the fifth win of the Red Bull driver's career.
Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Hamilton and Vettel look set to go toe-for-toe in this year's championship battle. Hamilton, runner-up in 2016, currently trails his rival by 14 points with 12 races remaining this season. Mark Thompson/Getty Images North America/Getty Images