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Hamilton blasts road-rage Vettel as 'disgrace'

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Baku - Lewis Hamilton branded world championship leader Sebastian Vettel as a "disgrace" and challenged the German to "act like a man" after he deliberately crashed into him in Sunday's tempestuous Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Four-time world champion Vettel was given a 10-second stop-go penalty for driving his Ferrari into the back of Hamilton's Mercedes while they were following the safety car after 19 laps on the Baku street circuit.

Hamilton, who was leading after making a clean start from the 66th pole position of his career, had initially slowed to avoid the slow-moving safety car ahead of him, an action that may have caused Vettel to drive into the rear of his Mercedes.

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