Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel will face each other through the pre-Austrian Grand Prix press convention in Spielberg as they put together to face a grilling from the media about their controversial coming collectively in Baku.
Vettel clashed wheels with Hamilton as they toured behind the security automotive through the early phases of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the Ferrari driver reacting in the direction of his rival after putting the again of the Mercedes forward when he slowed from 80kph to 53kph on the exit of Flip 15 forward of the restart.
Although Vettel accused Hamilton of brake testing him, the German acquired a cease/go penalty within the race earlier than the incident was reviewed as soon as extra by the FIA within the days after the occasion to find out whether or not making deliberate contact underneath security automotive circumstances warranted extra motion.
In the long run, the FIA accepted Vettel’s ‘honest apology’ although he stays centre of consideration this weekend because the more and more fraught title battle between the 2 adversaries kicks off once more in Austria.
In readiness, the FIA has subsequently organized its pre-event press convention to function each Vettel and Hamilton, in addition to Haas’ Kevin Magnussen.
It isn’t the primary time the FIA has pointedly positioned rivals alongside each other within the press convention, with Hamilton and Nico Rosberg going head-to-head earlier than their title showdown in Abu Dhabi, whereas Vettel, Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Charlie Whiting all featured through the Brazilian Grand Prix pre-event press convention after a controversial Mexican Grand Prix.