Force India driver Adrian Sutil has reiterated he has still not had any 'clear the air' talks with Lewis Hamilton.

Sutil and Hamilton fell out when the Englishman failed to testify on Sutil's behalf during the German's GBH trial in 2012. Speaking last year, Sutil said the Englishman was a 'coward' and 'not a man' for failing to appear, and while Hamilton has since held out an olive branch and at the Monaco GP in May said he 'wants to make things right', the German has revealed that he is still waiting to sit down with the 2008 F1 world champion.

"No, no [we haven't spoken about it still]," Sutil told GP Week. "For some reason he never contacted me again... He always said he is my friend but he wishes to suddenly disappear - he changed his [telephone] number.

"I saw him here in the paddock [in Hungary] and he always said 'yeah, we can sit down and talk about it', but he never arrived. So these kinds of people I don't really respect.

"I respect him as a sportsman, but I think in private he's not on my level and I don't need to waste time with those people. I'm happy that I realised what kind of a person he is. I have good friends, people I can learn from, and this is the most important. I'm happy that I found out earlier rather than later.

"Here on the circuit, this is business, he's a great racing driver but we haven't really spoken about it."


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