Perez sees no reason to apologise to Button


27 April 2013 by TF1T Staff

Sergio Perez says he felt no need to apologise to team-mate Jenson Button following their Bahrain Grand Prix skirmish.

The McLaren pair battled for position and even made contact when Perez touched the rear of Button's car, prompting the Brit to call on the team to intervene - which they refused to do.

"He just hit me at the back, calm him down," radioed Button. He later described the Mexican's tactics "dirty", prompting the team to call a meeting to 'clear the air' between the pair.

Perez though, despite some reports, didn't apologise to Button as he felt no need to.

"We had the chance to talk, which was very good for me, the team and for Jenson," he said. "It was said in various publications that I apologised to Jenson, but it wasn't like that.

"I didn't apologise to him because I didn't think it was necessary. We owed an apology to the team and that's what we talked about. We apologised to the team because we risked a lot and we were both very aggressive, but no, at no moment did I apologise and my relationship with Jenson is still okay."