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Vettel and Verstappen have been battling for third..

Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen produce brilliant battle at Silverstone

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The British Grand Prix took place on Sunday, with Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, at one point, pushing each other as far as they could to get third - literally.

Vettel, fresh off the back of the controversy over his clash with Lewis Hamilton, forced the Dutchman off the track when overtaking.

It didn't take long for Verstappen to respond, however, immediately doing the same right back to his German rival, regaining his position.

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Vettel was perhaps even more desperate to finish as high as possible - as a podium finish would have limited the damage done by Lewis Hamilton's victory.

Despite the ongoing battle with Hamilton for the Drivers' Championship, it was a battle with his own car that Vettel had to worry about at Silverstone.

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With his tyres blistering and eventually becoming a serious problem, the German had to pit near the conclusion of the race.

Due to this, he finished in seventh place, allowing Hamilton to get within one point of him in the standings.

Although there were a few hairy moments during the British GP, it wasn't as bad as what took place in Baku.

The Azerbaijan GP ended up in controversy after Vettel clashed with arch-rival Lewis Hamilton, seeming to deliberately steer his car into the Mercedes.

The original stop-go penalty was highly criticised by Hamilton - who called it disgraceful - but further action wasn't taken against the Ferrari man.

It heated up the race for the Drivers' Championship considerably, with the personal rivalry becoming bitter, and Vettel's lead being put under threat.

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