Vettel: Formula 1 is for grown-ups

As the Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton saga rumbles on, the Ferrari driver says everyone needs to act with some maturity as F1 is a sport for grown-ups.

Vettel courted controversy in Baku when, believing that he had been brake-checked by Hamilton, he pulled alongside the Brit and gave him a whack.

The German was penalised for his actions but maintains his innocence, adamant he was brake-tested.

"I think Formula 1 is for grown-ups," Vettel said.

"As I said before the manoeuvre before was not necessary which damaged my front wing, and damaged his rear a little bit, so I think it was not the right way to do it exiting the corner."


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But while some have suggested that Vettel's reaction tarnished his reputation, the German disagrees.

"No," he said. "We are here to race and we are all grown-ups.

"People expect us to race and use our elbows, that is what people want.

"I think here and there it might get a bit close but people want real overtaking not just us going past."

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