Jarno Trulli insists Adrian Sutil made an "extremely dangerous" maneuver during the Brazilian Grand Prix, as the Italian was still furious about the accident.
The pair crashed at high speed on the opening lap of the Interlagos race, and Trulli blamed the Force India driver for the accident. After the crash, Trulli ran over to Sutil and the two men had a heated discussion. The stewards, however, deemed it had been a racing incident, and even fined and reprimanded Trulli for his post-crash behavior. Despite that, the Italian insisted Sutil's driving was very dangerous.
"I am not angry because of the result, I am angry because of the maneuver which was extremely, extremely dangerous," said Trulli. "We know it is an easy flat-out corner, and he should have given me enough space not to go on the curbs. We were in sixth gear and we were lucky that no one got injured – but this was something really bad.
"I thought if I could pull away, Sutil would stay there and I was coming with much more speed. He went on the inside so I went on the outside, and we went side-to-side to him. There is an onboard camera showing my front wheel next to his wheel, so if you looking at the back then I am not there.
"He might say that he drove on the racing line. Yes, but I am still on the racing line in this case. So if you decide to stay on the inside, then stay on the inside. Don't pull on the outside because I am there – and you can see him there. The problem was that he put me over the curbs – and once I was on the curbs I lost car control completely.
"And the fact that I hit him on the back is that once I was on the curbs that car got unstable. I lifted off and then I hit him on the back – even though at the time I was next to him."
Trulli said the crash had been the worst of that type he had seen.
"Honestly, yes. That is why I was so bloody nervous afterwards when I jumped out of the car. To happen once is a racing accident – we might have a touch or we might bang wheels. But when someone does it deliberately at that speed, this is crazy. It is unacceptable. You cannot do that. It is like a straight – you are flat, and he basically sent me onto the curbs and grass when I was on the straight.
"I cannot accept any apology, I am sorry. It is clear to anyone in the paddock that you cannot do that."
The Toyota driver also claimed his early exit cost him a podium finish.
"I totally agree. Maybe even fighting for the victory, because on Friday I was very quick and very competitive. I had enough fuel. The strategy was fine. The start was good, so I was in the frame, honestly, to fight for the win. The car all weekend was very good."