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Grosjean: Verstappen should've apologised for Monaco GP F1 crash

Romain Grosjean has been left disappointed by Max Verstappen's refusal to apologise following their Monaco Grand Prix collision that has become the talk of Formula 1

Once dubbed a "first-lap nutcase" by Mark Webber given the number of incidents he was involved with during the early stages of his career, Grosjean feels he has learned from his own errors and become a highly-competent driver.

But hearing Toro Rosso teenager Verstappen's claim he would not alter his ways - despite being judged at fault for the accident - and his suggestion he was braketested by the Lotus driver, has saddened the Frenchman.

"I've made mistakes, quite a lot of them, been treated as a 'first-lap nutcase' - thank you Mark - which hurts a little bit," said Grosjean.

"But I've learned from them, they have made me much stronger, I've been on the podium, so there's no problem of having a crash or doing a mistake in a race.

"The only key is to admit to it, learn from it and apologise to the people you crash into."

Asked whether Verstappen had apologised, Grosjean shook his head and said: "It's disappointing.

"We went to the stewards after the grand prix, I tapped him on the back and he could have said 'I'm sorry'.

"But to then say he braketested me is completely wrong because I braked later than the lap before.

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"It's not the way you would like things to happen.

"As I say, as long as you learn, you are allowed to do mistakes.

"Max is really, really talented, and what he has been doing is quite impressive, but he has made a mistake.

"I find it disappointing he hasn't learned from it. Even this morning in the press conference he was saying 'I'm going to drive the same way'.

"Formula 1 is dangerous, and you need to keep that in mind."

Grosjean has no intention of discussing the matter with Verstappen, who faces a five-place grid penalty for the incident going into Sunday's Canadian GP.

"Not really. It's a closed matter," added Grosjean.

"The only thing I wish is he learns from it and then I'm sure he is going to have very successful races."

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