Spa: Nico Rosberg has admitted for the first time to "regret" over his Spa shame with Lewis Hamilton, but is still refusing to apologise. It is now all-out war at Mercedes between Hamilton and Rosberg in the wake of Sunday's highly-controversial Belgian Grand Prix.
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Hamilton later claimed the German said his actions were intentional in a heated post-race meeting between himself, Rosberg, motorsport boss Toto Wolff, executive technical director Paddy Lowe and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda.
Rosberg has not said as such publicly, and via his Facebook page continued to suggest what unfolded was "a racing incident". "That was a tough race," said Rosberg.
'I'm really disappointed'
"We had the pace to win, but the incident cost us a top result, so I'm really disappointed because for the team it was a bad day.
I regret that Lewis and myself touched, but I see it as a racing incident — just as the stewards did. I was quicker down the straight and went to the outside as the inside line was blocked.
I gave it a go, and after we touched I realised my front wing was damaged and thought that was it," he added.