Having crashed out together at the start of the Singapore Grand Prix there will be a reunion for Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel as the trio will face the media alongside each other in the first part of the  pre-event drivers’ press conference ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The two Ferrari drivers and Verstappen clashed at the start of the Singapore race, with the Red Bull driver caught in the middle of a pincher movement by the Ferrari pair, as the clash forced Verstappen and Raikkonen out at turn one – running into Fernando Alonso in the process – while Vettel crashed on the exit of turn two due to damage sustained on his car.

After a post-race stewards enquiry ruled none of the three were to blame they all escaped without further punishment as Ferrari’s official twitter account pointed the finger at the Dutch driver, while Verstappen retaliated pushing the fault on pole-sitter Vettel.

With two weeks for the tensions to settle the three F1 drivers will now face each other in the first part of the FIA drivers’ press conference on the Thursday media day ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix at 15:00 local time (08:00 GMT).

It will be the second time Vettel has been put under the press spotlight having been in a similar situation with Lewis Hamilton in Austria after he was judged to have deliberately run into the Mercedes driver behind the safety car during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

In the second part of the FIA drivers’ press conference in Sepang F1 debutant Pierre Gasly, replacing the ejected Daniil Kvyat, will face journalists alongside new Toro Rosso team-mate Carlos Sainz and Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson.



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