Hamilton to 'move on' after Raikkonen apology

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team report from Silverstone after the 2018 British Grand Prix. Hamilton refused to rule out the notion that Raikkonen had crashed into him on goal.

"Incompetent, who Kimi? Who is he to judge what a driver is doing in the vehicle, I can accept it from Jacques (Villeneuve) because he's been a driver, but that person? No. Who is he to judge what the drivers are doing in the auto?" "No he didn't. It's called racing".

On a great day for British sport, with England also beating Sweden 2-0 to reach the World Cup semi-finals in Russia, Hamilton recorded his own bit of qualifying history as he stormed to his 50th pole position with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport.

The British driver left the Northamptonshire circuit for London in a helicopter on Sunday night before attempting to diffuse his robust remarks.

"I pushed absolutely 100, 1000 per cent", he added. "I know I'm not ideal", he wrote.

"They decided that it's Lewis, we're in the United Kingdom, he's fighting for the championship, that's worth 10 seconds", he said.

"This is the greatest race of the year and this is the greatest crowd and I'm sorry I wasn't able to bring it home for you today, but thank you for your support", Hamilton said. "Sometimes we say dumb s**t and we learn from it".

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has hit back with fury at Mercedes, after an accusation of deliberate foul play at Silverstone.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said after the race that he was "not comfortable at all with the incident because it's tiresome being taken out in the first lap".

"He (Allison) should be ashamed of himself because he worked for many years at Maranello", Arrivabene said.

Meanwhile, Raikkonen's wife, Minttu, also took to Instagram, suggesting, in a post, now deleted: "If you cry like a girl when you lose.do ballet".

'It's true that they are very strong around here and we expect them to be very strong tomorrow, but I hope we can be there and I hope we can be close.

"I saw sort of sniffed my chance already and the first laps after the restart out of Turn 4 and then on the Wellington Straight down to Turn 6. A thing that they (Mercedes) haven't done".

The win was Vettel's fourth of the season, 51st of his career, and once-dominant champions Mercedes' first defeat at Silverstone since 2012 before the V6 turbo hybrid era started.

Both spun and rejoined, Hamilton after running off track. There's no doubt that it was a silly mistake - and one that deserved the ten-second time penalty handed out by the stewards - but it was in no way deliberate.

"It has been such an emotional roller-coaster ride this season".

"I was really trying everything I could to stay ahead". "We take it on the chin and believe me, I will not give up".

"It's been a attractive battle, a battle that I think the audience appreciated, there will be other battles where most likely Mercedes will win and this is a lesson for us to stay classy, a thing that they haven't done today".

Vanessa Coleman

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