Heikki Kovalainen has shrugged off his crash with Jarno Trulli on the opening lap of the French Grand Prix as an inevitable part of racing.
The Renault rookie was forced into the pits for repairs after being hit from behind by the Toyota.
Trulli was forced to retire, however Kovalainen managed to rejoin the race and finished 15th after struggling with a damaged car. Trulli accepted the blame for the accident and later apologised to the young Finn.
Kovalainen, meanwhile, said that the hit was so unexpected that he was not even certain who had run into him.
"I didn't really know what happened until after the race, when I went to have a look at the video" he explained. "I looked behind me in my mirrors, and before I arrived in that corner I thought Nick [Heidfeld] was behind me. So at the start I thought Nick hit me.
"But he was not really close to me, so I thought I could really focus on my own line and maybe try to peg back Fisi or see what happened in front of me.
"Then I came into the corner and Trulli came from behind Nick and I think he just braked too late and hit me. But that's racing, sometimes it happens like that. No point worrying any more about that."