Ferrari’s Massa told a news conference at the Malaysian Grand Prix that he had not apologised to the Scot for the overtaking incident that pitched the Red Bull driver off the track at Melbourne with his car badly damaged.
“I didn’t do anything wrong. When I do something wrong, I will apologise but this time I don’t need to,” said the Brazilian.
Coulthard, who had blasted Massa in Melbourne, suggested the Ferrari driver would have to change his approach if he wanted to fight for the championship.
“Quite clearly my eyes point forward, they don’t point rearward,” said the Scot of the coming together that occurred when Massa tried to go past on the inside at the end of the main straight.
“He’s got a much clearer view as to how much space there is and I didn’t take a different line than I took on any other lap.
“I was fully prepared for him to pass me into corner three because a Ferrari has a much better top speed, it’s a much quicker car. He made his choice. If he makes the same choice (again), he’ll get the same result,” added Coulthard.
“I can’t make my car invisible but, as I say, I’m not fighting for the world championship, he is. So next time he should wait until corner three.”