Paul di Resta is still annoyed with Nick Heidfeld five days after the pair came together on the opening lap at the Nurburgring last weekend.
During the build-up to the Hungarian Grand Prix, Force India driver di Resta said that his Renault rival has not apologized to him for the incident, despite being given a drive-through penalty for causing it. When asked if he was disappointed with Heidfeld's refusal to say he was sorry, di Resta replied: "Yeah, because it [the incident] was pretty blatant. I lost more out of it than he did. He was the one that committed the crime.
"You've got to [apologize], haven't you? It's only right you do it, but whether they accept it or not is another thing. At least make the effort."
Heidfeld said that the reason he has not apologized is that he does not believe he was at fault for the collision, which happened during the first few seconds of last weekend's German Grand Prix. He also pointed to a coming together between the pair during in Canada in June, for which he believed di Resta was to blame.
"In Canada people thought he crashed into the back of my car, and rather than apologize, he blamed me," Heidfeld said. "So why should I go and apologize?
"[In Germany] I locked up the front, he turned in front of me, I couldn't do anything any more, and the stewards decided to give me a penalty. You have to live with that. It was a racing incident – I'm OK with them penalizing me, but no special reason."