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Hamilton is eight factors behind rival Sebastian Vettel within the drivers’ standings

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says Lewis Hamilton was “foolish” to counsel Kimi Raikkonen intentionally crashed into him on the British Grand Prix.

However Vettel mentioned he held no grudge towards his rival over the remarks.

“It was foolish to say however we’re racing and it’s by no means nice in case you get hit with out doing something incorrect,” he mentioned.

“And it’s advantageous to specific your opinion. Even when it isn’t proper or affordable, it’s human. It’s two weeks in the past; we transfer on.”

Mercedes driver Hamilton apologised for the accusation after the race at Silverstone, saying he had been “dumb” to counsel Ferrari had been utilizing “fascinating techniques” after incidents in two of the previous three races.

At Silverstone, Hamilton was hit from behind by Vettel’s team-mate Raikkonen on the third nook on the primary lap, dropping the Briton to final place, from which he fought again to complete second behind Vettel.

Two races earlier than that, in France, Vettel hit Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas on the first nook. Each Ferrari drivers had been penalised for inflicting the incidents.

Hamilton was not the one protagonist to make provocative feedback within the warmth of the second at Silverstone.

Vettel additionally remarked on the radio on the slowing down lap that Ferrari had “received of their dwelling”, a reference to the Mercedes manufacturing facility being a couple of miles down the highway from the monitor.

Hamilton mentioned on Thursday: “I heard there was one thing mentioned. I see that as a weak spot, the entire must even say something. For me it’s one thing we will work with and it would not have an effect on me in any respect. Good for him.

“We’ll simply maintain our heads down and deal with making an attempt to do a greater job throughout the board. That’s our method proper now.”

Vettel leads Hamilton by eight factors on the head of the championship because the season reaches its midway level on the German Grand Prix this weekend.

German Grand Prix radio & online coverage details

BBC Sport – Formula 1

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