Lewis Hamilton says he and team-mate Nico Rosberg have both admitted to making mistakes and that it would be 'wrong to point fingers', following clear the air talks at Mercedes's factory on Friday morning.
Rosberg apologised for causing the collision between the pair at last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, in which Hamilton failed to score after sustaining a puncture, with Rosberg going on to finish in second.
But in a statement posted on his website, Hamilton too admitted to making mistakes, while believing that he and Rosberg still have a 'deep foundation' to work from across the remainder of the season.
"Today we came together as a team and discussed our differences," Hamilton said. "Nico and I accept that we have both made mistakes and I feel it would be wrong to point fingers and say which one is worse than the other.
"What’s important is how we rise as a team from these situations. We win and we lose together and, as a team, we will emerge stronger.
"There is a deep foundation that still exists for me and Nico to work from, in spite of our difficult times and differences.
"We have the greatest team, the strongest group of individuals who have worked their hands to the bone to give us the best car you see us racing today.
"It’s important that we never forget that and give them the results they deserve. Today, Toto [Wolff] and Paddy [Lowe] told us clearly how we must race against each other from now on in a fair and respectful manner.
"The fans want to see a clean fight until the end of the season and that’s what we want to give them."
Hamilton admitted that he faces a tough task to overhaul Rosberg's 29 point advantage, but vowed not to give up.
"It’s going to be a tough road from here but Championships have been won from much further back than I am now," he said. "And I promise you that I will be giving everything and more to win this for my team, for my family and for my fans."