Abu Dhabi - Max Verstappen said on Thursday that he had "no regrets" about his violent confrontation with rival Esteban Ocon after the pair's crash during the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Fiery Verstappen was ordered to carry out two days of public service by the sport’s ruling body after shoving Ocon several times following their crash on lap 44 in Interlagos last week, which cost the Dutchman a likely victory.
The 21-year-old told reporters at this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that his response could have been "much worse".
Asked if he now had regrets for his actions he said: "No. Not really. I was after an apology and I got a bit of a different response."
He added: "At the time, I had lost a victory... It could have been much worse.