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07/28/13
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Vettel shrugs off heated words for Raikkonen
Sebastian Vettel says his anger at Kimi Raikkonen late in the Hungarian Grand Prix was just a heat of the moment response. Raikkonen resisted Vettel to claim second place in the race behind winner Lewis Hamilton.

After the race Vettel joked that Raikkonen had shrugged off his complaints.

"I told him - but he only laughed!" said Vettel.

"In the heat of the moment it was quite tight going into there. I nearly lost the car but that is racing."

Raikkonen played down the incident.

"I knew that my tires were OK and good through the last sector so was pretty sure there was no chance to overtake me into first corner," said Raikkonen.

"But Turn 2 was a bit more tricky for me all race. He got a run once before and the second time I defended and then moved right.

"It was a bit tight but I kept him behind."

Vettel said he just could not get a sufficient run on the Lotus on the straights.

"It was close with Kimi," he said. "In the end, we were quick in the last two corners, but couldn't him on straights.

"We did what we could but surely we could have done a bit more today."

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