Hamilton will welcome the gift from Vettel at the start of a crucial run of three races in three weeks, one of them the British Grand Prix in two weeks' time, and five in six before the four-week summer break in August.
The start of the Paul Ricard race was pushed back by several hours to accommodate England's second World Cup game against Panama, which was shown by numerous teams in the paddock.
Just after the run-in between Vettel and Bottas, there was further trouble when Pierre Gasly ran his Toro Rosso into the back of Esteban Ocon's Force India, knocking them both out of the race and bringing out the safety auto.
"Ultimately you shouldn't really be able to finish ahead of him if you took him out of the race", Hamilton said, referring to the Ferrari driver going on to finish fifth while Bottas was down in seventh.
"Great work guys, so happy for England as well it is a handsome Sunday everyone", he said over his team radio.
He had said the penalty had not been sufficient, given Bottas also took damage to the floor of his auto, but said: "It is really a racing incident and those things can happen". We have made progress.
Spain's Carlos Sainz (Renault) came second in one minute 34.953 seconds, ahead of Charles Leclerc of Monaco (SauberFerrari), who recorded one minute 35.012 seconds.
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Vettel was sanguine about his performance and potential in qualifying. He then suffered a loss of power in the closing laps.
But the McLaren's suspension failed on the penultimate lap and he had to retire.
Both suffered comprehensive damage to their cars and had to retire, leaving Romain Grosjean to carry the French flag after surviving an incident when Vettel, minus a front wing on his Ferrari, made contact with his Haas vehicle.
However, suggestions Salah is ready to retire from the global game were dismissed by the Egyptian FA, per BBC Sport. The Pharaohs take on Saudi Arabia on Monday, June, 25, amid suggestions Salah could pull out of worldwide football.
Il aura fallu la série " Un, Dos, Tres " pour que celui qui incarnait le rôle de César devienne célèbre en France et en Belgique. Il avait, avant cela, sorti un album, Edu , qui avait connu un certain succès en Espagne.
Sur un " Centre court " ensoleillé, il a aussi fait beaucoup trop de cadeaux au Serbe (26 fautes directes, 12 pour Djokovic ). La dernière victoire de " Nole " sur un tournoi ATP remonte à 2016 et un succès au Canada contre Kei Nishikori.
Des efforts, les Grecs en ont consenti, contraints par leurs créanciers de mettre en œuvre des réformes, souvent douloureuses. De son côté, le ministre grec des Finances, Euclid Tsakalotos a confié être: "heureux, a affirmé".
Ou Jean Benguigui , après que NDA a qualifié l'auditoire de "petite classe" privilégiée: " Cette petite classe vous emmerde! " . Nicolas Dupont-Aignan rétorque: "C'est tellement facile, d'ici, des beaux quartiers, de dire "accueillez les migrants" ".
Angleterre-Belgique, un tirage au sort — CdM
Les Three Lions ont gagné contre la Tunisie (2-1) et le Panama (6-1), tout comme les Diables Rouges (5-2, 3-0). L'Angleterre serait, avec deux victoires en deux matchs, qualifiée pour les 8es si la victoire se confirmait.
Ethiopie: le bilan de l'attaque
Pour Abiy Ahmed , cette attaque était "une tentative manquée émanant de forces qui ne veulent pas d'une Ethiopie unie". Ce bilan est aussi celui donné par la radio-télévision proche du pouvoir Fana Broadcast Corporate .
Costa Rica fans descend on Saint Petersburg
Brazil's team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has declared superstar forward Neymar fully fit for their final Group E match against Serbia . Costa has suffered a muscle injury in the back of the right thigh and it's possible that he will miss the rest of the tournament.
Richard Harrison from "Pawn Stars" dead at 77
The pawn shop suddenly closed in 2015 and the building put up for sale, leaving fans of the show concerned for its future. He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over.
Picture: NASA image shows a blue dune on Mars
Massive storms are quite rare in Mars, but dust storms happen roughly the same time every year during early spring to summer. Tomasz Nowakowski is the owner of Astro Watch, one of the premier astronomy and science-related blogs on the internet.