Sergio Perez launched an outspoken attack on Williams driver Pastor Maldonado after the pair made contact in the British GP, putting the Mexican out if the race after 11 laps.
It was not the first time this year that the pair have made contact, an unnecessary incident in Monaco free practice also annoying Perez.
"Pastor doesn't respect other drivers," Perez stormed. "I was already in front and if not he should have given me enough space not to crash. I don't understand the way he is driving.
"It is not the first time he has damaged my weekend. He did the same in Valencia (where Madonado made contact with Hamilton) and they gave him a drive through which, I think, is not enough. This guy will never learn if they don't do something because he is a very dangerous driver and can hurt someone.
"Everybody has concerns about him. He is a driver who doesn't know we are risking our lives and has no respect at all. It is not a matter of close or not. He has no respect at all. The way he is driving I think the stewards really have to do something."
Race stewards are currently investigating the incident.
Pastor Maldonado and Kamui Kobayashi both collected hefty fines for their indiscretions in the British GP.
Maldonado, who collided with an irate Sergio Perez received an FIA reprimand and a 10,000 Euro fine from the race stewarding panel, which included multiple British GP winner Nigel Mansell.
Kobayashi, meanwhile, hit a number of his Sauber pit crew when he locked up entering his pit and collected a number of the crew waiting to change the right front wheel. The front jack man also took a tumble taking evasive action.
"It was totally my fault, I locked up, and I apologise to the team," Kobayashi said.
The Japanese driver was fined 25,000 Euros for "unsafe entry to a designated pit area." Fortunately there were no serious injuries, with one of the Sauber personnel involved suffering a dislocated thumb and the others, bruising.
Pastor Maldonado was fined €10,000 and given a reprimand by the FIA after his contact with Sergio Perez at Silverstone.
Both drivers had just made their pit stops when they collided as the Sauber tried to go around the outside of the Williams. Perez retired on the spot.
There has long been some tension between the two Latin American drivers, and Perez added to it in the aftermath of his retirement, saying of Maldonado “he has no respect for other drivers” and “he is just a very stupid driver.”
Maldonado insisted that he has simply lost control on cold tyres.
“I was on the inside of the corner, so the corner was mine at that moment,” he said. “He tried to close on me a bit, we were side-by-side, so close, and at that moment I lost the rear of my car and I just touched him.”
Asked about Perez’s comments, he said: “He’s always crying. In Monaco it was a normal incident. I think we need to value where it’s intentional and where it’s not. For sure it was clear it was not intentional.
“I’m looking forward to the next race and he can say whatever he wants. We are racing, you know, both of us were trying to do our best in the track. I was trying to defend a position, he was trying to gain the position, and this is racing you know. Otherwise everyone can race with the safety car, and it’s safer.”
Edited by Rad-oh-yeah?, 09 July 2012 - 05:01.