Red Bull drivers reprimanded over crash in Azerbaijan

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands, answers to journalists. (Luca Bruno/AP)

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have both been formally reprimanded by Formula One stewards after they collided at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday.

The pair fought all race for fourth place until lap 40 when Ricciardo attempted to overtake Verstappen on the pit straight. Ricciardo crashed into his teammate when Verstappen hit the brakes to turn.

Both were forced out of the race to the embarrassment of their Red Bull team. The incident brought out the safety car, which helped Lewis Hamilton to eventually take the win following further incidents.

Race director Charlie Whiting says "you could probably argue that both drivers could have done a little better," in comments before the verdict was announced.

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