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Horner hits out as Ferrari blames Verstappen

From ESPN - September 17, 2017

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has hit out at Ferrari blaming Max Verstappen for the dramatic first-corner collision at the Singapore Grand Prix, saying anyone who does so "needs their eyes testing".

Verstappen found himself stuck between polesitter Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen moments after lights out at Marina Bay. Vettel, who appeared not to know Raikkonen was on the inside, moved across to cover Verstappen, forcing the Red Bull driver into the No.7 Ferrari's car.

That collision caused Raikkonen to spin across Verstappen and into Vettel. Raikkonen and Verstappen then collided again on the run down to Turn 1, causing both to retire, while Vettel spun into the wall at the following corner and retired from the race.

All three men were summonded to see the race stewards for the incident, but Ferrari's official Twitter account immediately blamed the Red Bull teenager.

VER took #Kimi7 out and then he went to #Seb5 #SingaporeGP

Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) September 17, 2017

Speaking after the race, Horner questioned what exactly Ferrari expected Verstappen to do in that situation.

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