Petrov: I was just doing my job
Vitaly Petrov is not at all bothered by the fact that Fernando Alonso lost the World title while stuck behind him in the Abu Dhabi GP.
|Petrov, driving for his ride, was able to keep Alonso at bay all race long |
Petrov took advantage of a very early Safety Car to pit on lap 2 of the grand prix, putting him well down the order.
As the Renault rookie began to work his way forwards, Alonso pitted on lap 16 and spent the next 39 laps looking at Petrov's rear wing, unable to find a way past.
Alonso could do nothing but watch helplessly as his World title aspirations faded away, eventually crossing the line in seventh place, one position behind the resilient Petrov.
However, Alonso was clearly not happy with the Russian and was seen shaking his fist in the immediate aftermath of the grand prix.
Petrov, though, says he has nothing to answer for, he just did his job.
"I had a long battle with Fernando, but the car had good top speed today so I was able to control the situation: I just did my job," he said.
"If he had tried a move, then I didn't want to crash with him, but it didn't come to that.
"I came here to fight, and race every other driver, and I think I showed today that I can fight."