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Pierre Gasly's Red Bull lost power in the late stages of the race, parking down an escape road but prompting the deployment of the virtual safety car as marshals moved it.
Behind them there was a scrap for third place culminating at the first chicane when Verstappen appeared to move into Bottas, forcing the Finnish driver onto an escape road. Verstappen was furious when told he had been given a five-second penalty for his role in the incident on team radio, swearing and adding: "They're doing a great job of killing racing, honestly."
This means that groups of youths can cause issues and vandalism around the area and it's a quick escape road, but police cars can't get down."
In the surrounding chaos, Sergey Sirotkin was also contacted and he went down an escape road while Raikkonen limped back to the Ferrari pits.
In cool and overcast conditions, with a strong breeze, the opening Q1 session began briskly, but was soon interrupted when Romain Grosjean's Haas car came to a halt in an escape road at Turn Three, his gearbox jammed.
The twisty section, which measures just 7.8 metres in width, saw Vettel take to the escape road on a number of occasions after missing his breaking point, and in fear of a costly collision with the barriers.
Hamilton - forced to veer into an escape road as he tried to overtake Max Verstappen on the penultimate lap - finished third behind team-mate Nico Rosberg who now has a 33-point lead with just four races left.
Exiting the Spoon curve just 0.5 seconds back, the Briton tried a move into the chicane but Verstappen blocked his path, and Hamilton was forced up an escape road. Hamilton complained over his team radio that the 19-year-old Dutchman had made his move too late under braking.
These fancy wheels are certainly eye-catching but do mean you can't escape road tax completely.
Rosberg was cleared of wrongdoing in the final qualifying lap after a stewards' investigation into a trip into the escape road, which prevented Hamilton completing his own lap and challenging the former for pole position.