"When it rained, I knew I would have a good position", he said.
The stewards - including driver representative Mika Salo - gave Hamilton a reprimand rather than a more stringent penalty because the incident happened under a safety vehicle, and there was no danger to other drivers.
Raikkonen replied: "I'm sorry but can you be direct?"
"It's great to be here on Mercedes home ground and to get the one-two". Vettel's win there heaped more misery on the British driver, considering he'd experienced a rare retirement at the Austrian GP one week earlier. "This was up there with them".
That handed Mercedes driver Hamilton - who was starting from 14th on the grid after mechanical problems in qualifying - a run at the lead, which he duly took to finish first ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in second and Ferrari's Kimi Raikonen in third.
"It was a tricky race with the rain and it was pretty slippery in a few places".
The race restarted with 10 laps remaining, and Bottas immediately made use of his fresh tires to attack Hamilton into Turn 6.
"Obviously we wanted to wait until after the race to have a look at it because we were getting quite close to the end of it and then with all the rain and the thunderstorms and everything like that, by the time everything had calmed down, had a good look at it and the stewards decided that they should, in fact, discuss it with the team". After hitting the barriers, he punched his steering wheel in frustration.
Hamilton put an end to more than seven months of agonising contract negotiations to finally commit his future to both Formula One and the Silver Arrows with a deal which will see him become the sport's first £40million-a-year driver.
That error came just over a lap before Vettel went straight on at Sachskurve at relatively low speed, but the home favorite was unable to turn the vehicle before the front wing was buried in the barrier and he couldn't rejoin.
"But it was the moment that gave us the win and we were punching the air in our garage, but I can still feel sympathy for him". I still think they are the overall toughest package to beat on the grid, but for sure they've shown some signs of weaknesses in some areas.
Further back, the tire decisions saw a number of cars - including both Renaults - on intermediates behind the Safety Car but they eventually all pit for ultrasofts, leaving Nico Hulkenberg in fifth place ahead of the Force India pair of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon.
Marcus Ericsson was ninth for Sauber and New Zealander Brendon Hartley 10th for Toro Rosso.
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Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian woman to reach a Wimbledon semifinal with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Dominika Cibulkova. Elsewhere, Milos Raonic beat Mackenzie McDonald in four sets to reach the quarter-finals for the third year in a row.
But Tesla struggled to ramp up production after it was launched in July 2017 due to excessive automation at its factories. The move by the United States government has escalated the ongoing trade war between the two countries.
I think something is wrong in not just the confirmation process for our court but for lower courts more generally. And in case you're wondering, no, he doesn't support the constitutional mandate for separating church and state .
President Donald Trump used to taunt North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as " Little Rocket Man " for his frequent missile tests. After his talks with North Korea, Mr Pompeo is due to fly on to Tokyo to brief his Japanese and South Korean counterparts.
Sarri was giving his first press conference since taking over at the helm, and spoke to the media in both English and Italian. I don't want to talk about the transfer market and am not that interested in it.
Several current Louisville football players expressed on Thursday a desire to have the name of the stadium changed as well. Papa John's latest controversy has begun to cost the brand relationships with baseball teams across the majors.
Some analysts have suggested that China could reduce the number of Chinese tourists to the USA and boycott United States services. These include playing down its Made in China 2025 strategy to move up the industrial value chain, which the U.S. has criticised.
What is a duck boat? Duck boats were originally used by the military during World War II and traveled in water and on land. The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that investigators will arrive on the scene Friday morning.
That challenge will be followed by a rest day on Monday before the race shifts to its first mountain stages in the Alps. The Colombian has been in great form so far and was looking for his third stage win of the race.
Trump threatens tariffs on all $500B of Chinese imports
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Israel strikes Gaza militant sites, Palestinians fire rockets
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at an Israeli community near the Gaza border in defense of the new limitations. Israel had also announced plans to reduce Gaza's designated fishing zone from six nautical miles off the Gaza Strip to three.
Ready to do some shopping? It's nearly Amazon Prime Day
Target will counter Amazon's sales push with its own online deals that begin on Tuesday, touting them as no membership required. To keep with Amazon's prime day sale, Flipkart is also scheduled to host a sale starting from today onwards till July 19 .
China: 'We're Ready to Retaliate Against US Tariffs'
Those tariffs, including the set that will take effect on Friday, are aimed mostly at industrial goods and technology. China is expected to retaliate with tariffs on $34 billion of U.S. goods, including soya beans.
Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity
While the study represents an median view of coffee drinking habits, it is encouraging reading for lovers of the toasted bean. Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up.