Verstappen did not agree with the stewards' verdict that the collision was a racing incident.
"Today wasn't the best of days and tomorrow is going to be one of the hardest races for us in some time", said the world champion.
Given Vettel's history of run-ins with Verstappen on the track, the defence of his rival perhaps isn't too surprising, however, for Red Bull team boss Christian Horner to also support the four-time champion was just as surprising. I went through that when I was younger so I know how it is. I think to myself if Fernando [Alonso] was in that vehicle today he would have finished a decent race and got points for Red Bull.
"Calling him a "****head" in the cool-down room as he watched highlights of the grand prix, Hamilton later added: "There needs to be a certain respect between drivers.
Later in the press conference though, the German would take over a question posed by a Dutch reporter asking Hamilton directly about the term he used.
"My thoughts are on the world championship and I've lost two races now".
"Can I answer that?" he said. So, don't take it personal, but I think we should cut it right there'.
"From the start I was enjoying the feel of the vehicle and finding the gaps and it was shaping up to be an exciting race".
Indian Air Force Initiates Process to Acquire 110 Fighter Jets
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"From Max's position Lewis should have conceded the corner, given up, and from Lewis's position he's saying Max gave him no room to work with".
"The emotion is always firing when you are just out of the vehicle", he continued.
Hamilton, who stressed at the start of the weekend the battle at the front was closer than it appeared in Melbourne, reiterated Mercedes had a serious challenge on their hands.
"When I look at it, and I came back and looked at the replay, my opinion hasn't changed", he said. "I can't really remember at what stage of the race it was or why we were even in that position, but yeah, I don't really care to be honest".
"Ferrari have obviously done a great job", Hamilton told reporters.
"Then I accepted defeat and I just backed out because I knew he was going to try and run me wide".
The defending champion, who will fulfil sponsorship commitments on Tuesday and Wednesday, was victorious in China past year and will be desperate to get his title charge back on track following two winless rubbers.
On Wednesday near the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada an Air Force Thunderbird pilot was killed after his F-16 aircraft crashed. The pilot was able to eject and was treated at a medical facility but has since been released according to several officials.
Markets might be able to shrug off trade concern if there's a good jobs report this morning or an agreement on Nafta, he says. The public has until May 11 to submit comments on the proposed list of USA tariffs, with a hearing scheduled for May 15.
Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather might come out of retirement for another fight, but only if it's in the UFC. Lobov was subsequently pulled from the card, while McGregor was arrested and released on $50,000 bail.
And the race, scheduled for Sunday, starts at twilight and finishes under lights in order to avoid most of the heat of the day. The Briton had been off the pace in the day's two free practice sessions, ending up the fourth fastest in the evening.
West Ham team: Hart, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Masuaku, Arnautovic, Joao Mario, Fernandes. Willian dragged a very good chance wide of the target just moments after the restart, a sign of things to come.
Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final - Optus Aquatic Centre - Gold Coast , Australia - April 5, 2018. In Gymnastic England and Canada won 2, 2 Gold Medals while Australia won 1 Silver and one Bronze medal.
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Live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullet and tear gas fired at the rallies by Israeli soldiers wounded at least 1,600 thus far. Seven Palestinian men were shot by the Israeli army on Saturday in the second mass protest along the border of Gaza .
Welbeck double powers Arsenal to 3-2 win over Southampton
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Israeli forces martyr 9 protesting Palestinians
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Nadal swats Zverev aside to keep Spain alive
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Lynn returns in Knight Riders victory
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