Hamilton challenges Vettel to sort it ‘face to face’ after Azerbaijan clashes

• War of words ensues after German rammed into the back of Hamilton
• Ferrari driver hit with a penalty for colliding twice with the Briton

Lewis Hamilton called Sebastian Vettel “a disgrace” and challenged his rival to prove himself “face to face” after the Ferrari driver was hit with a penalty for colliding twice with the Briton in Sunday’s dramatic Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Vettel crossed the line in fourth place, with Hamilton in fifth, but the pivotal moment of the race in what could prove to be the pivotal moment of this year’s championship battle occurred on lap 20. With the safety car out for a third time, as debris littered the 3.7-mile track following a number of collisions through the pack, Vettel rammed into the back of Hamilton.

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Source: Formula 1

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