Ricciardo hit the brakes too late as he and Verstappen approached the first corner.
Raikkonen's time may have been aided by a tow down the straight, but it was still encouraging after a disrupted Friday, with little track action in P1, and when considering team-mate Sebastian Vettel's struggles. They fought with Ferrari to get enough heat into their tires on the slippery and dusty Baku street circuit.
Elaborating on his future, he later added: "What I'm chasing is to try and be world champion".
"Both drivers expressed regret about their respective contributions to the incident, during the Stewards' heading". It also happens to fall under the same corporate umbrella as Renault, which supplies Red Bull's engines.
Hamilton had a rare out-of-sorts weekend in China and comes to Azerbaijan seeking redemption after a loose headrest cost him victory there last year.
"We did get close already in the race a few times, touching, sometimes we were on the limit".
The incident left Red Bull with its second double retirement this season, and a livid Horner said both drivers "screwed up" putting themselves before the team.
Asked whether he was curious to see whether the "grass was greener" elsewhere, Ricciardo said his decision would be based on facts.
"I'm pretty down. We're thankful that we are allowed to race".
Initially, he said both drivers "were in the doghouse", but moderated his comments in a subsequent statement. We will learn from this and have to make sure it doesn't happen again.
The West Australian has as expressed an interest in changing teams so he can challenge for the Formula One championship - which could mean a switch to either Mercedes or Ferrari. The locals are aware of how to avoid the herds of sheep at the reserve and are able to use this knowledge to take a lead in the race, Yahoo Sports reported.
"My dad is the hardest critic of everyone in the whole world, so if I can handle him, I can handle anyone", he said.
As the first mass-produced off-roader with unibody construction and independent front suspension, the Niva single-handedly paved the way for modern SUVs and crossovers, including the first-generation Suzuki Vitara.
"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".
And Verstappen, who has scored just 18 points from three races so far this year, took Jos' criticism of his recent racing incidents on board, blaming himself for "wanting the victory too much".