Their engineers are managing, obviously working with the drivers, but we don't want to interfere in letting them go wheel to wheel, and they've been very good at that up to this point.
Earlier in the race in Baku, Verstappen appeared to drift across on the corner after Ricciardo passed him, with their front wheels hitting.
"I think the most important thing is that they both recognise that what has happened is unacceptable". They were told to calm it down a bit.
The pair were slammed by their furious Red Bull bosses after crashing out of Sunday's Azerbaijan race.
"It's a disaster and we had it once [at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix]", said Lauda. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened.
Red Bull's motorsport adviser, Helmut Marko added; "It was a racing incident between the two, there's not one more at fault than the other". [I'm] thankful that we're allowed to race, especially, myself and Max, we love to race.
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But he said Israel was prepared and doubted Iran would challenge Israel, given the humbling blow it was delivered. If Trump withdraws, Iran could use the deal's main dispute mechanism to refer US non-compliance to the U.N.
His comments came after Mercedes had extended their sympathies to Red Bull via social media shortly after the incident, tweeting: "We know exactly how you're feeling right now!"
Horner said the team didn't consider pitting Verstappen or Ricciardo to get them out of each other's way: "You try to do your best as a team and you don't want to penalise one driver over the other, so we tried to give them the optimal strategy".
Lewis Hamilton won his first Grand Prix of the season yesterday and returned to the top of the drivers' standings.
Horner spoke with Verstappen and Ricciardo at the Baku track after their clash, and rammed home the message that the pair had been selfish in robbing the team of a good result.
Speaking after the incident, Ricciardo apologised to the team.
'I have watched a few replays and the only thing we can both say is sorry to the team.
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Niki Lauda, the non-executive chairman for Mercedes and three-time world champion, however, laid the blame firmly at Verstappen's door.
"We don't want to interfere with them going wheel-to-wheel". 'This was the worst-case scenario and everyone is pretty heartbroken'.
Asked how he would deal with the situation - which has happened in the past, not only with Verstappen and Ricciardo, but previously with Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, Lauda admitted: "I would bring them in the office together with Toto, and tell them how much less they will get paid because of the damage they have done".
"We will take measures to guarantee it won't happen again".
"As racing drivers you go through every inch and of course you are not happy when you collide to each other as team-mates but we are very fair to each other so we spoke immediately after the race".
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