Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel will appear alongside each other for the first time since their Baku clash

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel will appear alongside each other for the first time since their Baku clash in Thursday’s Drivers’ Press Conference in Austria – live on Sky sports F1 at 2pm.

Two weeks after their clash in Azerbaijan, when Vettel drove into Hamilton’s Mercedes, the championship rivals will come face to face in front of the F1 press corps.

Vettel manged to escape further punishment for the incident after meeting with the FIA in Paris on Monday, with the 2017 title leader later issuing an apology via a statement on his website.

In the initial aftermath of the Baku clash, Hamilton described Vettel’s driving as “disgusting” and “disrespectful” and said he had no interest in talking to the German about it.

Hamilton has not made any public comment on the matter since, although his Instagram account did ‘like’ a post from a fan expressing dismay with the decision not to increase Vettel’s sanction.

Alongside Hamilton and Vettel in the first part of Thursday’s conference will be Haas driver Kevin Magnussen, who is likely to be an observer in proceedings once the floor is opened for questions from the media.

Dutchman Max Verstappen, Felipe Massa and Carlos Sainz have been called up for the second phase of the press conference.

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