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Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll crashes on warm-down lap just following the chequered flag.

“That is almost certainly a grid penalty for next weekend,” says Martin Brundle. Late drama here in Malaysia!

The stewards have placed the incident under investigation.

Latest Update: SkyF1 reports that, confirmation from FIA will take no further action after the collision between Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll.

They rule that no driver was ‘wholly or predominantly to blame’.

Sky F1’s Brundle described it as “one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen” and suspected the damage may require Vettel to take new gearbox for next weekend’s Japanese GP, which would likely trigger a grid penalty.

Vettel talk after his strange collision with Stroll after the race:

“I went on the outside to pick up a bit of rubber – I think Lance wasn’t looking and wanted to do the same. I was there already and we had contact – it was completely unnecessary. I think he just didn’t look.

“I don’t know [about the gearbox] But I’m sure we will find a way. It’s not my fault if someone decides to pick up rubber and hit another car. Vettel told SkyF1

“I think we had a very good car – if we start ahead I think we win the race. Obviously that didn’t happen today. I think we were the quickest car for the majority of the race but we had to start last.

“Obviously with Kimi retiring before we started it was a tough race.”

Stroll’s take on the incident?

“It was the in-lap, I was just driving very slowly back to the pitlane. I think we’ll have to go to the stewards, but it was a very strange incident. The race wasn’t going on so there was no intention from either of us.”

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