Schumacher, Heidfeld Put Crash Behind

World Champion Michael Schumacher and his compatriot Nick Heidfeld have put their squabbles over their collision in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix behind them ahead of this weekend's race in Malaysia

Schumacher, Heidfeld Put Crash Behind

The pair collided in the latter part of the race in Melbourne when Schumacher came out of the pits and pushed Heidfeld's Williams onto the grass as he defended his position heading into the third corner.

The incident put both drivers out of the race, cost them possible points, and meant Ferrari driver Schumacher posted his first retirement since the Monaco Grand Prix of last season.

But after a brief meeting in Malaysia on Thursday Schumacher said: "I have seen Nick and it is all over. Now is the time to throw this topic away, it's finished."

Schumacher absolved himself of blame after the incident but Heidfeld was not so sure and admitted he was disappointed that he was forced out of the race by the World Champion. But he is now ready to forget the incident.

"It was not the position we would have wanted to be in," Heidfeld told reporters at Sepang. "The team would have wanted both cars to finish the race in Melbourne. It's (the crash) all over now. I don't need to think about it anymore, it's not important anymore.

"I just want to concentrate on doing well for the team in Sepang and I am looking forward to the race."

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