F1: Nico Rosberg rueful, but in no mood to apologise
German driver and championship leader has admitted for the first time to "regret" over his Spa Francorchamps shame with Lewis Hamilton, but is still refusing to apologise
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.
Nico Rosberg. Pic/Getty Images
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.