Lewis Hamilton says he would like to clear the air with Felipe Massa following another on-track collision in the Indian Grand Prix. The duo made contact for the fifth time this year during the Buddh event, with Massa getting a penalty for the incident.
Hamilton insisted he has no problems with Massa and claimed he wanted to talk to the Brazilian to clear the air – if the Ferrari driver was willing, too.
"I haven't spoken to him," said Hamilton in Abu Dhabi. "I would like to clear the air, but we have to meet in the middle, it can't just come from one side. He has to be willing as well.
"We've had our collisions on the track, but I really don't have any problems with him, and that's been the same all year."
The McLaren driver said, however, that he is aiming to be fighting for victory and "nowhere near" Massa this weekend.
"I definitely plan to be nowhere near him," he said.
Massa insisted he did not feel he had done anything wrong in India, and he believes it was the stewards who made a mistake with their decision.
"I went to Brazil and he went to...I don't know, so no conversation," he said. "But I just repeat what I said after the last race: I didn't do anything wrong. If it was another driver I would have done the same. I turned in front and I was very upset – not because it was Lewis, but because they penalized me for something I didn't do wrong. I didn't do anything wrong. Even if we had some crashes this year it wasn't coming from me, for sure.
"It was not a mistake from me, or even from Lewis. Maybe you can say it was a race collision. But the mistake for me came from the stewards. When I make a mistake on the track, I'm the first one to come here and say, 'Sorry guys, I made a mistake.' But in the last race it was not a mistake from me, for sure."