Lewis Hamilton apologised to Paul di Resta after the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Force India driver took to the grass to avoid Hamilton as he spun his McLaren to recover from a spin during the race.
Hamilton was later handed a drive-through penalty for his actions.
Hamilton said: “I have to apologise to Paul di Resta.
“I didn’t see him so I had absolutely no clue, I don’t know where or what happened, so I got a penalty for something, which is to be expected I guess. So I apologise to him.”
Di Resta, who scored his best result of the year with seventh, said: “Thankfully I saw him quite early, I saw before I went into the chicane he’d had a moment.
“And just as I came out of the chicane, I was a bit surprised, but at the same time there was time to take action on it. I think Lewis was leading the race at that point so I can fully understand what he was trying to do.
“But there’s no harsh feelings. I spoke to Lewis about it, he just said he didn’t see me. But if it had cost us a lot of points then it would have been a hard one.”
2011 Hungarian Grand Prix
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