FORMULA 1

LCH TAKES THE WIN AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AS THE RED BULLS TAKE EACH OTHER OUT!!

Verstappen reacts after being taken out by Ricciardo…!

“I don’t think we need to speak about whose fault. This happens and it’s not good for both of us. The tow was very strong so as soon as he was in front I was catching up again. We were always very close to each other. It was hard racing but fair. Of course, we had this little brush of wheels but that can happen in racing. But afterwards it’s not good. I think you learn from it and of course we have to make sure it doesn’t happen again. I don’t think not letting us race any more is the way forward. We are very fair to each other so we spoke immediately after the race.”

Toto Wolff reacts…

“For Valtteri I think maybe only Daniel and Max feel worse than him at the moment. The win was his, he pulled away at the restart and ran over that huge chunk of debris. I feel for him. The strategy is learning by doing so with the tyre you never know where it goes – he could have stayed out until the end. We knew that we had it in the strategy that the longer we stay out the larger the chance of a Safety Car. [On Hamilton] It doesn’t change the reality that we are a little bit behind at the moment but Lewis got his Melbourne win back.”