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F1 in 2017 just got nasty.

A madly chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix provided talking points aplenty but there was no doubt about the biggest – the clash between the Ferrari driver and Lewis Hamilton.

Vettel slammed into the back of Hamilton’s car as they prepared for one of three restarts, damaging his front wing and the Mercedes’ floor. Then Vettel pulled his Ferrari alongside Hamilton’s car, gesticulated, and swerved at him, banging wheels.

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It was a shocking moment. Formula 1 cars collide all the time – it’s just what happens sometimes in racing, and it happened an awful lot in Baku on Sunday.

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Daniel Ricciardo’s victory was almost a side-show in the Hamilton-Vettel shenanigans but he pulled off some stunning moves to make it happen – including passing three cars at once into Turn One.

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