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New footage of Sebastian Vettel crash after Malaysian GP released

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New footage of the crash between Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll during the Malaysian Grand Prix has emerged. 

The video, released by Sky Sports F1, was not available to the stewards while they were conducting their investigation. 

Stroll, whose car the camera was attached to, does not seem to be at fault for the collision whereas Vettel might have to provide answers to some fresh questions that could arise as a result of the latest footage.

As shown in the clip below, Stroll seems to maintain a consistent turn at Turn five and then sharpens his steering angle away from the German driver who was trying to overtake him.

Johnny Herbert of Sky Sports commented: "Sebastian has effectively driven into him."

Sky F1 colleague Anthony Davidson added: "One thing that is for sure is that Stroll isn't to blame at all, we can conclude that from the new footage."

It was initially announced by the stewards that neither driver was specifically to blame for the incident, leading to no further sanctions.

The latest footage was only made available once the physical camera equipment was retrieved from the car. 

Immediately after the incident, Stroll denied any responsibility for causing the collision: "I was on my normal line, picking up rubber, doing all my switch changes, shutting down the car and Sebastian came flying by me, pushing round the outside like the race was still on."

And after the video from his car was released, the 18-year-old has stuck to his guns, adding: "I'm definitely not taking the blame for it."

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Nevertheless, Vettel remains unconvinced Stroll did enough to avoid making contact with his Ferrari.

"I don't think he looked in his mirrors, he wasn't aware. He said he was just picking up rubber but picking up rubber doesn't justify changing direction and driving into someone," the German said.

There were fears that the former world champion would have to suffer a penalty due to an "out-of-sequence" gearbox change but Ferrari confirmed later that further examination of the unit revealed it can be used again.

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