Monday, 09 july 2018, 06:11 , by Matthew Scott
Lewis Hamilton has vowed to "move on" from his British Grand Prix incident with Kimi Raikkonen after accepting an apology from the Finn, while saying he will take a lesson after post-race comments he branded "dumb shit" caused a storm between world championship rivals Ferrari and Mercedes.
After a poor start left him third, Hamilton was suddenly at the back of the field when a touch from Raikkonen put him into a spin at turn three.
The Ferrari driver was given a 10-second penalty and finished third, behind Hamilton in second and race-winner Sebastian Vettel, who extended his standings lead over the reigning champion to eight points.
After the race, Hamilton was in conspiratorial mood, highlighting Ferrari's "interesting tactics", while team principal Toto Wolff questioned whether Raikkonen's actions were "incompetent or deliberate".
Ferrari hit back, Vettel sticking up for his team-mate, while team principal Maurizio Arrivabene took shots at the Silver Arrows.
For his part, Raikkonen accepted full fault for the incident, while steering clear from any notion that he had caused the collision intentionally.
And the Finn seemingly took Hamilton aside to issue an apology, which the Briton was happy to accept.
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