Marussia Formula 1 team-mates Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi disagreed over who was at fault for their first lap collision in the Canadian Grand Prix.
Television pictures showed Chilton arriving at Turn 3 already sideways and then clipping Bianchi's car, sending it heavily into the wall and forcing both to retire.
Chilton was deemed to be at fault and given a three-place grid penalty for the next F1 race in Austria, but he claimed that Bianchi contributed to the accident by braking too late on the outside and turning across him.
Bianchi disagreed with his team-mate's view of the clash, and disputed any suggestion that he had braked too late for the corner.
"We were side by side," the Frenchman told AUTOSPORT.
"I gave him some space on the inside because if you see the images from behind you can see I'm nearly on the white line on the outside.
"I don't think I braked too late. I didn't even lock the wheel.
"I forced myself to not turn in because I knew a car was there. That's why I went wide. The braking point was OK for me."
CHILTON FEELS TV NOT CLEAR
After retiring from a grand prix for the first time in his career, Chilton was adamant that if more footage existed it would reveal that Bianchi instigated the crash.
"The problem is with the world feed it cuts to me having oversteer and it looks like I slide straight into him," Chilton told AUTOSPORT.
"What actually happened was we were side-by-side out of [Turn] 2 into 3.
"I braked late and he braked even later, which was too late in my opinion, and then turned in.
"The only thing I could do at that point to try to avoid it looking like it was my fault was to go to the inside.
"I took the big kerb, still didn't have enough room so I hit the brakes to slow the car down which lost the rear end and that's when it cut to the world feed.
"So it looks like I braked late and lunged [at] him but in fact I had the inside line and I was just trying at all costs to avoid him."
The Briton believes there could be positives to come from his streak of finishing races coming to an end.
"It was a nice record to have but in a weird way it kind of [takes] the pressure off my shoulders and actually, subconsciously, it was probably sometimes making me back out of stuff like that," he said.
"I've been pretty good at staying out of accidents. I know when something's going to happen.
"I was not expecting that car to turn in so then at that point I tried to avoid the accident like I always do."