F1 News - Lewis Hamilton's British GP comments 'silly', says Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says Lewis Hamilton was "silly" to suggest Kimi Raikkonen deliberately crashed into him at the British Grand Prix.
But Vettel said he held no grudge against his rival over the remarks.
"It was silly to say but we are racing and it is never great if you get hit without doing anything wrong," he said.
"And it is fine to express your opinion. Even if it is not right or reasonable, it is human. It is two weeks ago; we move on."
Mercedes driver Hamilton apologised for the accusation the day after the British Grand Prix, saying he had been "dumb" to suggest Ferrari were using "interesting tactics" after one of their drivers had been involved in a collision with a Mercedes on the first lap in two of the past three races.
At Silverstone, Hamilton was hit from behind by Vettel's team-mate Raikkonen at the third corner on the first lap, dropping the Briton to last place, from which he fought back to finish second behind Vettel.
Two races before that, in France, Vettel hit Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas at the first corner. Both Ferrari drivers were penalised for causing the incidents.
Vettel leads Hamilton by eight points at the head of the championship as the season reaches its halfway point at the German Grand Prix this weekend.
More to follow.
via BBC Sport - Formula 1 https://ift.tt/OHg7x6
July 19, 2018 at 09:21AM