Lewis Hamilton says he accepts Kimi Raikkonen’s apology for their first-lap collision in the British Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver initially accused the Ferrari pair of “interesting tactics” following the second first-lap collision involving the teams’ drivers in three races. He later said the post-race press conference that he did not have concerns over the team’s tactics.
“Kimi said sorry and I accept it and we move on. It was a racing incident and nothing more,” said Hamilton.
“Sometimes we say dumb shit and we learn from it,” he added.
Hamilton fell to the back of the field following the collision but recovered to finish second in yesterday’s race. Afterwards he declined to participate in the post-race interviews because he was “struggling to stand” due to tiredness.
“I lost nearly 3kg trying to get back to the top today for you and the team,” Hamilton wrote. “I barely had any energy at the end of stand let alone talk.
“If you can’t understand and appreciate that then I fully understand. However was nothing to do with anger, literally just exhausted both physically and emotionally.”
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