Lewis Hamilton says he and Nico Rosberg "accept that we have both made mistakes" and vows to try and deliver a clean championship fight.

Following a meeting consisting of Toto Wolff, Paddy Lowe, Hamilton and Rosberg, the championship leader was disciplined for the collision between the two drivers in the Belgian Grand Prix. With Rosberg also apologising for the incident, Hamilton issued his own statement saying neither driver has been blameless this season and both will try to race "in a fair and respectful manner" for the title.

"Today we came together as a team and discussed our differences," Hamilton said. "Nico and I accept that we have both made mistakes and I feel it would be wrong to point fingers and say which one is worse than the other. What's important is how we rise as a team from these situations. We win and we lose together and, as a team, we will emerge stronger.

"There is a deep foundation that still exists for me and Nico to work from, in spite of our difficult times and differences. We have the greatest team, the strongest group of individuals who have worked their hands to the bone to give us the best car you see us racing today. It's important that we never forget that and give them the results they deserve. Today, Toto and Paddy told us clearly how we must race against each other from now on in a fair and respectful manner.

"The fans want to see a clean fight until the end of the season and that's what we want to give them. It's going to be a tough road from here but Championships have been won from much further back than I am now. And I promise you that I will be giving everything and more to win this for my team, for my family and for my fans."


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Firestorm: I doubt that the main problem is solved. Both of them wants the drivers title and when the season gets closer to the end I expect more fireworks between them. Maybe in Monza things will be more calm but if Lewis manages to cut the point deficit race by race, I do expect Rosberg to be on full attack mode. Who knows, maybe they can try to block each other, maybe they will use again the [b]special engine modes[\b] (against the direction of the team) and maybe they will crash again. It will be very interesting![\blockquote]

Yes, my guess about "we have both made mistakes" related to the use of an enegine mode that is intended for qualifying.

Why didnt Lewis charge through the field (after changing tires) like he always did in so many other races to come second or third, there was nothing wrong with the engine.