The bitter row between Mercedes and Ferrari following the British Grand Prix prompted Scuderia chief Maurizio Arrivabene to claim that Mercedes technical director, and former Ferrari employee, James Allison should be "ashamed" over insinuations that Kimi Raikkonen deliberately crashed into Lewis Hamilton.
A poor getaway saw Hamilton fall behind Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas into the clutches of Raikkonen, who made contact with the Mercedes at turn three and sent the champion into a spin.
A 10-second penalty followed for the Finn and Hamilton fought back from last on-track to finish second, but the Briton fumed after missing out on a record-breaking sixth win at his home race, hitting out at Ferrari's "tactics", with obvious connotations of conspiracy.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff quoted Allison as questioning whether Raikkonen was "deliberate or incompetent".
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