ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com July 19, 2018


Sebastian Vettel spoils Lewis Hamilton's Silverstone party

09 July 2018, 02:27 | Charlene Valdez

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel celebrates with his trophy on the podium after finishing third

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel celebrates with his trophy on the podium after finishing third

He clearly felt Ferrari had gained from an opening lap crash, in the same way they had when Vettel collided with Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas on the opening lap of the French Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Still, it left a bitter taste in Hamilton's mouth as the defending champion accused Ferrari of dirty tactics in the aftermath of the race.

Driver of the day: Given how bleak his race chances looked ahead of the race, this should go to Hamilton - fighting back to second position from where he was deserves plaudits. As Toto Wolff admitted, Ferrari's new found pace should be a major concern with Ferrari-friendly Hungary and Singapore fast approaching.

Vettel, who increased his narrow lead in the driver standings, responded by dismissing the talk as "quite silly".

"Honestly, to get back to second it's huge for us and I will definitely take it, of course, and I'm happy with the drive that I did".

Shocker: Kimi Raikkonen's clumsy move on the inside of Lewis Hamilton led to contact which changed the complexion of the race.

But while the Englishman could not give the home crowd a result to follow the national football team's success in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, he praised their support and said it would continue to spur him on throughout the rest of the season. "We need to position ourselves better so we're not exposed to the red cars, because who knows where they are going to be".

"My team did an wonderful job this weekend, we got so much support".

"To word it like James Allison, was it deliberate or incompetence?"

Hamilton recovered to second, aided by Mercedes decision not to pit him for fresh tyres under a safety auto to gain track position, but looked tense alongside Raikkonen while the top three waited to go onto the podium post-race. It was the second time a Ferrari has hit us in the first corner.


What was Raikkonen's penalty 10 seconds?

Hamilton ended up finishing second but with Sebastian Vettel winning, he has now extended his championship lead to eight points.

Vettel shrugged off the accusations.

"If he really said something like that, he should be ashamed", he told Sky Italia. I, at least, would struggle to be that precise and take somebody out. "In France I lost my wing so I screwed my own race. The neck held up and that was a race I enjoyed a lot and I think the people enjoyed a lot".

"I only saw it briefly, but I don't think there was any intention and I find it a bit unnecessary even to go there".

The British driver was on pole on Sunday and made a poor start before his brush with Raikkonen who apologised and accepted the blame.

When Vettel was asked to reply to Hamilton's comments, he brushed off suggestions Raikkonen went out of his way to ruin his title rival's race. But it was not a straightforward race.

"It was my mistake, so that's fine".

"I think the strategy was pretty good".



Other News

Trending Now

Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals
Prediction France have improved after a slow start in the group stages where they made hard work of Australia and Peru. The hosts qualified for the last eight after a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over former world champions, Spain.

Canada heat wave-linked death toll doubles to 33
A heat wave in Quebec has killed almost three dozen, some reports said, as high summer temperatures scorched eastern Canada. Environment Canada issued a smog warning as "high concentrations of pollutants are expected to persist through the night".

Rescued from Flooded Cave in Thailand
Rescue and medical teams have been preparing for three days and are ready to treat those who emerge from the cave. In an indication of how unsafe the journey can be, a former Thai navy diver died in the caves on Friday.

Roger Federer suggests Wimbledon organisers reconsider all-white playing gear rule
Day 7 at Wimbledon is unique, as all 32 remaining players across the men's and women's draw are in action on the same day. Keys also came up short with a comeback attempt after fighting back from a set and two breaks down, losing 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.

Prince Louis's christening to take place in the Chapel Royal
It's likely that Louis will have five godparents, as does Princess Charlotte , whereas Prince George , a future king, has seven. George was also christened in the Chapel Royal, but Charlotte was baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.

Tiger Woods & Phil Mickelson $10 Million Match: Full Story
One thing is certain: If and when negotiations get completed, this will be a fun and unique experience for golf fans everywhere. Mickelson has openly said that the two probably should have always gotten along this well, but they've "turned the corner".

Justin Trudeau Responds To Allegation He Groped A Journalist 18 Years Ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded to allegations that he groped a journalist nearly two decades ago. Trudeau said he apologized at the time because the woman felt something wrong had happened - even if he felt otherwise.