Kimi Raikkonen has said that Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen’s defensive driving during the Hungarian Grand Prix wasn’t correct.

The Finn was hounding the rear of Verstappen’s Red Bull from the second half of the race when the two collided which saw Raikkonen lose part of his front wing.

“I tried to miss him and I just managed to but there were two times that in my feelings it wasn’t correct,” Raikkonen said.

“For me you move once right and then I decided to go left but the other car moved back. I did everything I could do to avoid any contact but once I decided to go somewhere you can’t just come there.

“It was good that I managed to somehow half miss him.”

The pair almost had another coming together towards the end of the race at Turn 1 as Raikkonen attempted to make a move around the outside.

“I moved and then once I decided to go, it’s very hard to back off and the other car started to move after me. I guess in the rules, there are so many different rules these days that if you’re in front then in some rules you can move.

“But when the guy behind takes his position you commit to something and when the other car moves afterwards it’s difficult to avoid the car in front.”

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