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Lap one collision was 100% Vettel’s fault – Rosberg

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Race winner Lewis Hamilton had started third, behind pole sitter Kimi Raikkonen and his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel.

On race launch Hamilton put Vettel under pressure but the German pulled clear and was alongside Raikkonen into the first corner.

But Hamilton get better exit after turn one and go down the outside heading into the second chicane, edging ahead of Vettel when they made contact causing Vettel to spin.

The safety car was deployed, and Vettel went into the pits for a new front wing, coming out 18th.

Vettel complained on the radio: “That was silly, where did he want to go?”

He limped back to the garage for repairs before Hamilton’s long-term rival Nico Rosberg pointed the finger at Vettel.

“I think it was 100 per cent Sebastian’s fault,” Rosberg said on Sky Sports commentary.

“Hamilton gave him all the room. He’s not going to become world champion if he keeps doing these things.”

Both drivers complained on team radio but an investigation decided that no further action was necessary.

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