Kamui Kobayashi insists he did not close in on Lewis Hamilton causing their accident at Spa - rather the McLaren driver moved over.
The duo were involved in a collision shortly after Hamilton overtook Kobayashi for position in Sunday's Belgian GP.
Preparing for the very next corner, Les Combes, the two drivers collided in the braking zone, resulting in Hamilton spinning across the track and into the barriers before careering up the run-off area.
Hamilton immediately put the blame on the Japanese driver, saying he was "ahead" and "just got hit by them."
However, Kobayashi reckons it was Hamilton who moved over into his path.
"Regarding the accident with Lewis Hamilton, which happened when I was running in fourth, I knew perfectly well he was faster than me so had no reason to fight with him," he said.
"After he overtook me it was not my intention to get my position back, so I stayed on my line and didn't expect him to move over."
As for the rest of his Belgian GP, the Sauber driver says he was disappointed to have finished outside the points.
"Of course I expected to score some points today. My start was good and I had a couple of nice fights.
"On the straights I was actually slower than expected, but I don't know yet why this was. It was also hard to survive with the soft tyres and I was under pressure from Vitaly Petrov.
"When I pitted on the second lap behind the Safety Car I lost an awful lot of positions. Anyway, the long stint on the medium tyres in the end worked well, but then I was too far away from the points.