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Not worth talking to Massa - Magnussen

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Kevin Magnussen has brushed off Felipe Massa's criticism following their accident at the German Grand Prix and says it is not worth talking to the Williams driver after his public comments on the crash.

Magnussen and Massa clashed at the first corner at Hockenheim, sending the Williams into a barrel roll and out of the race. The stewards investigated Massa but decided it was a racing incident, yet Massa has been very vocal in his criticism of the McLaren driver.

"It happened and it's good that no-one got hurt, especially him because he was on his roof and it looked bad, so the most important thing is that he's alright," Magnussen said. "Whoever's fault it was is not really something I get in to. It's up to the stewards to judge and he was reported to the stewards and I wasn't. From their view I didn't do anything wrong."

Asked if it was worth talking to Massa about the incident, Magnussen said: "No, I think it's done we are here in Hungary and not in Germany anymore."

However, Magnussen said he would learn from the incident.

"What I did was get a great launch, got on the inside of Valtteri Bottas but not quite enough to have him in the corner. Obviously I had to back out of that and then it happened. I'm not sure I would have done anything different, you learn from these things and if it's your fault or not it's still experience and something you remember."

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