Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa's Canadian Grand Prix came to a devastating end when the pair collided on the final lap, but since the incident, both parties have taken to social media to plead their case.
Stewards investigating the incident blamed Perez, handing him a five-place grid penalty for the next race in Austria, as per James Galloway and William Esle of Sky Sports.
It's a view Massa subscribed to, judging by what he retweeted on to his Twitter feed:
Reginaldo Leme (@RegiLeme) June 9, 2014
But Force India and Perez have defended themselves on social media as well. The Mexican retweeted the following on his timeline:
And Force India backed their man:
They say a picture is worth a thousand words... who crashes into whom? pic.twitter.com/uyqROPRSFZ— Sahara Force India (@clubforce) June 9, 2014
"I watched several replays of the incident and I can't help but notice how Felipe turns right just before he hits me" says @SChecoPerez.— Sahara Force India (@clubforce) June 9, 2014
If someone thinks you can keep two Red Bulls behind for as long as we did with so-called 'terminal' problems, they are clearly misguided.— Sahara Force India (@clubforce) June 9, 2014
Both men were taken to hospital in the wake of the crash, television broadcasts noted, but both escaped serious injury in the high-speed shunt. And both are clearly well enough to be talking it through on social media.
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