Russian GP: Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas at odds over collision

Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas disagree over whether their last lap clash in Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix was a racing incident

Russian GP: Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas at odds over collision

The Finns were fighting over third place on the final lap, having both just passed Sergio Perez, when Raikkonen attacked Bottas's Williams into Turn 4 and they collided.

While Raikkonen's Ferrari hobbled round to finish fifth, Bottas was out on the spot, and Perez came through to retake third place.

The collision is under investigation by the stewards, and Raikkonen is unsure if he should get a penalty for coming from too far back.

"I don't know, for me it was racing," said the 2007 world champion.

"I tried to pass and unfortunately it ended up like this, but I'm not the stewards.

"I overtook him there once before and I wasn't too far back so I thought I would try again.

"Once I decided to try I can't back off. I don't know if he didn't see me at all or didn't expect me to go there.

"I tried to turn as much inside as I could but there was nowhere to go and we collided."

Bottas disputed his countryman's opinion on the clash, having said on the radio: "What the fuck did he do?"

The Williams driver added: "I don't think it was a racing incident.

"I didn't see anyone there and I was in front, and then suddenly someone hits me.

"I should be on the podium, but I'm here with zero points instead. That's just disappointing.

"It doesn't really matter for me [if Raikkonen gets a penalty] because I'm not getting those points back.

"I would guess [he will] - I could look in the mirror and see it was not my fault."

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