After the accusation, he was criticised by Mattia Binotto, with even his father Jos Verstappen saying it wasn’t the correct thing to do.
Now, however, he just wants to move on.
“It’s a sensitive topic that I’m not going back to,” Verstappen told Corriere della Sera newspaper.
“I prefer to look ahead. I’m only thinking of the race in Brazil. No one is a robot and everyone makes mistakes, especially when you’re at the limit.
“Sometimes it’s even good to make mistakes, for the lessons you take with you.
“I’m probably too honest. And too direct.”
“I must be able to fight for the title,” he insisted.
“So far it hasn’t happened because Mercedes has been miles and miles ahead of us.
“We will try again in 2020 but it is important for us to have a more powerful engine from Honda.
“Lewis will stop sooner or later, but it’s more about the team than him. If Mercedes continues to dominate, it will be later rather than sooner.”