Ocon, who eventually finished 13th, said: "There was a lot of wheel-to-wheel fights with Yuki [Tsunoda], with Antonio [Giovinazzi], with Seb. Obviously, with Seb, it did not end up well.
“We were out of the points. Seb came and apologised, it can happen but it’s a shame we didn’t get the result that we wanted in this race."
Vettel entered the opening weekend of the new season with an unblemished Super Licence but his misdeeds across the weekend, including ignoring double-waved yellow flags in qualifying, has marked the Aston Martin driver's card with five points.
If a driver accrues 12 points over a 12-month period, a one-race ban is automatically applied. Vettel received two points for the Ocon incident and three for his qualifying infringement.
Of his contact with Ocon, the German said: “I was sure he was leaving me space on the left but then he crossed back and as soon as I was behind him I locked up and couldn’t avoid hitting him.”
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