Motorsport

Bernie lays the blame on Hamilton

2017-06-27 17:50
Bernie Ecclestone (File)

Cape Town - Bernie Ecclestone believes Lewis Hamilton tried to get Sebastian Vettel "in trouble" in Baku, which led to their controversial collision.

With Vettel struggling to hold those behind him at bay on the restarts, the German was right behind Hamilton as Sunday's Azerbaijan GP got underway again after a Safety Car period.

The Ferrari driver, though, found himself tagging the rear of Hamilton's Mercedes which he felt was because the Brit has brake-checked him.

Vettel then drew alongside Hamilton and gave his W08 a whack.

The German was penalised, however, Ecclestone reckons it was all Hamilton's doing.

"For the events on the track in Baku, Hamilton was trying to put Vettel in trouble by braking and caused the incident," the former F1 supremo told FormulaPassion.it.

"Vettel's reaction was normal judgment to let Hamilton know that he understood his intentions."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.