Bottas sees no reason for Raikkonen talks

By on Sunday, November 1, 2015
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Valtteri Bottas says there is no reason for him to talk to countryman Kimi Raikkonen after the pair collided for the second time in three races at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Bottas and Raikkonen collided at Turn 5, with the Ferrari driver sustaining terminal damage to the right rear of the car, while Bottas went on to finish on the podium.

The stewards deemed the collision to be a racing incident and Bottas sees no reason for further talks with his rival.

"I don’t know if there’s anything to speak about, for me we were racing hard, what I’m used to in those situations is enough [room] for two cars but this time there wasn’t," he said.

"I was not going to back off, [it was a] calculated risk and a decent possibility to get through, I don’t think there’s anything we need to speak about."

Bottas explained that the contact between the pair was 'unlucky.'

"We had contact in Russia but this was just unlucky that was got together again," he said.

"I was trying to overtaking him at T4-5 as there was no room inside T5 and we collided, was a shame as it didn’t end up like that but for me I had no space to go."

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