With Bottas running in third place, Raikkonen attacked from a long way back in to Turn 4 on the final lap, hitting the rear of Bottas' car and sending the Williams in to the barrier. Bottas criticised his fellow Finn for the collision after the race, saying: "I don't really get the point to do moves like that on the last lap".
Raikkonen, however, believes Bottas simply didn't see he was attempting to pass and insists it was not a reckless move.
"I went to the inside but I don’t think he realised I was there," Raikkonen said. "Obviously, at the last point, I knew he was turning in so I tried to avoid him on the inside and had to brake hard, but I was passed him already and there was contact.
"I don’t think it was something completely stupid that I tried. We made a call and it was only two cars, but there are many ways of looking at the incident. I was there, but did he know that I was there? The fortunate thing is that it wasn’t a bad accident but it is part of racing and it happened.”
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