Felipe Massa says he stands by his belief that Lewis Hamilton was in the wrong during the Monaco Grand Prix, but the Brazilian vowed to leave the matter behind.
Massa was critical of Hamilton after he crashed out of the Monaco race when battling with the Briton, whom the Ferrari driver reckoned was driving too hard. The Brazilian, who called for more penalties for Hamilton for his driving, said on Thursday he stood by what he had said in Monaco.
"Everything I said it was what I think, but he called me, and he said sorry," Massa told reporters in Montreal. "The most important thing is that he understood what he did, and this is fine.
"We now look forward – you don't gain anything or learn anything looking backwards. So I couldn't finish the race, I couldn't score points and that is already what has happened to me, but now we look forward, and I hope he understands everything that happened in the race."
Massa, however, made it clear he was angry about Hamilton's driving in Monaco but was OK with the Briton's style.
"I don't think it is what he is doing wrong, it is what he did wrong in the last race. He tried to pass in an impossible place, but that is it."