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Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo reprimanded by FIA stewards

04 May 2018, 06:46 | Cornelio Vivanco

Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo reprimanded by FIA stewards

Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo reprimanded by FIA stewards

The Red Bull F1 team had a miserable conclusion in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, as Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen crashed into one another.

Race stewards ruled that Verstappen had moved twice to defend his position - when only one move is allowed - and said Ricciardo admitted he left it "too late" to overtake. Specifically, his alleged agreement with Scuderia Ferrari to drive for the Italian squad alongside Sebastian Vettel in 2019. In an instant, both cars were wiped out of the race.

He also botched a move on Mercedes' reigning champion Lewis Hamilton and ended up finishing fifth due to a 10-second penalty. At the restart there was more drama, with Sebastian Vettel locking up and dropping back to fourth, before race leader Valtteri Bottas sustained a puncture, allowing Lewis Hamilton to claim an astonishing first win of the season.

Both drivers received reprimands for their roles in the incident.

However, Red Bull's motor sport advisor - and Lord High Executioner - Helmut Marko, believes both were to blame.

Horner conceded he was especially frustrated about the crash after the pair had been warned about keeping it clean on track before the race, and then during it as well after they had banged wheels early on in proceedings. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed with mud volcanoes, and holds decidedly different terrain to the Baku City Circuit on which the grand prix is held.

A furious Christian Horner refused to talk to TV cameras after the incident and was seen going into a Red Bull motorhome to talk to both drivers.

- Verstappen took to the wheel with Ricciardo as his side kick, challenging local drivers with expert knowledge of the landscape.

Ricciardo apparently had quite a bit of fun in the Niva and even suggested creating a racing series for them.

Ricciardo and Verstappen have both been formally reprimanded by Formula One stewards after they collided.

For the fourth race in a row, Hamilton is the favourite with bookmakers at 5/4 while Vettel is marginally back at 13/8. "It doesn't really change my approach to a weekend but sure, it's nice to have a good feeling about coming into a race". We want to be able to race and I'm thankful the team let us race but when this happens what do we do?

Verstappen said he and Ricciardo had met and apologised.

The Stevenage native is not a four-time world champion for nothing, and of course, like any job or sport, there is bound to be bad days along the journey.

The crash resulted in the Safety Car being called out, aiding Hamilton's victory.

A contrite Ricciardo said it was a chaotic race "and I guess we caused most of that". "I know everyone is pretty heartbroken and it's a shame and I apologise".

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