Daniel Ricciardo wins in Baku after Hamilton and Vettel clash on track

• Vettel, who seemed to turn into Briton’s car, finishes fourth; Hamilton fifth
• Valtteri Bottas overtakes Lance Stroll just before finish to take second

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo took the flag at an incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix but, as his team celebrated their first victory this season, attention was firmly focused on Lewis Hamilton and his championship rival Sebastian Vettel who clashed on the track.

What has been a friendly and respectful relationship between the two drivers this season may well have come to a rancorous conclusion as Vettel appeared to deliberately drive into Hamilton after the pair hit one another behind the safety car. Vettel’s Ferrari finished in fourth, ahead of Hamilton’s Mercedes in fifth, with Valtteri Bottas, who staged a remarkable recovery, chasing down Williams’ Lance Stroll at the very last to take second, although the Canadian claimed his first podium in third.

Related: F1: Ricciardo wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Hamilton and Vettel clash – as it happened

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