Ex-champs clash as Ricciardo roars home

"He brake-tested me!" an angry Vettel said, while Hamilton argued differently.

Making the most of a series of extraordinary incidents and interventions in an action-packed race, which included three safety vehicle interventions and a red-flagged stoppage, Ricciardo, who started 10th, roared home 3.904 seconds ahead of the rest to deliver his first win of the season.

Vettel believed that the British driver had deliberately brake-tested him during one of three safety vehicle periods.

I did not give him the finger.

"I think that's been kind of obvious for some time now", Hamilton said when asked about Vettel's apparent lack of composure. "It might turn into something else".

"Brake testing" is the act of slowing down to force a reaction from the driver behind. Hamilton was not reprimanded or punished. I don't have a radio to him.

"He was obviously sleeping and driving alongside and deliberately driving into a driver and coming away scot-free is a disgrace".

"In Britain they have just banned a driver for a year for deliberately causing an accident", a Mercedes source said.

"If he wants to prove that he is a man we should do it out of the auto, face-to-face".

"As a team we can only look at that as a positive for us", Hamilton said.

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"Nothing happened, did it?" "If you look at past year, some of the things he came and said on the radio, so we know how he can be".

"I'll do that just with him and clear it and move on". If I'm struggling, people at the back are struggling even more so I don't think it was necessary. "It was clear this could happen the closer it gets", Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said. "I think driving dangerously which can put another driver at risk - luckily we were going slow - but if we were going fast it could have been a lot worse", Formula One's official website quoted Hamilton as saying.

Vettel continued to protest his innocence after the race. I will talk with him when [the media] are not here. In the end, we are racing with men. We are racing with men. "But we must be capable, once the race is done, to have a beer like rugby players and acknowledge someone's performance". The championship battle is still respectful. "I don't think there was any point in doing that". "It's the same here".

Vettel was penalised with a 10-second stop-and-go penalty during the race after he banged wheels with Hamilton.

Hamilton and Vettel have won a combined seven F1 titles and more than 100 races.

If he reaches 10, he faces a possible further sanction.

Hamilton's rivalry with Vettel this season had been noted for its cordiality, but that changed in an instant against the backdrop of Caspian Sea.

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

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

"If you were to do that on a public road you would get arrested", 1996 world champion Damon Hill is quoted by The Times. "At a certain stage, the best ones that compete for world championships can't be friends. Maybe we've seen the limit of that respect today".

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