Nico Rosberg has revealed that Mark Webber apologized to him for the collision that put them both out of the Korean Grand Prix two weeks ago.
Webber lost control of his Red Bull Racing car early on in the wet race in Korea and, after clouting a wall, he spun back across the track right into the path of Rosberg. After the race, Rosberg was furious that Webber had not attempted to stop his car from sliding across the track, but says the issue is now behind them.
"He should have been on the brakes," said Rosberg. "It is dangerous to roll back on the brakes like that. He agrees and he said sorry. So to me it is fine."
Rosberg's strong form early in the race meant a podium finish was definitely on the cards for Korea, and he reckons he could even have won the race, as he was ahead of Lewis Hamilton – who led the event at one stage.
"I was ahead of Lewis, and where was Lewis after the restart?" asked Rosberg. "He was first but he made a mistake, so who knows? It was a big opportunity of course, but if it is was enough to win I don't know because they have better cars. But a podium? Definitely."
Even though Mercedes GP abandoned development of its 2010 car several races ago, Rosberg still thinks that he can do well in Brazil this weekend – especially if forecasted rain arrives.
"Definitely if it is wet then I think I will be very far in front for sure, so it's a good chance for the weekend," he said. "We could definitely be right up there, on the second row of the grid or something."