Liam Lawson is not dialling back his aggression for this weekend’s fifth DTM round in Austria, where he expects a big result.
The Kiwi was blamed for causing a collision in the last round at Nürburgring, eliminating two of his title rivals.
Lawson’s overtake manoeuvre was criticised as being unnecessary given his position in the race.
However, the Red Bull driver, who is fifth in the championship, says there is no need to ease off the gas.
“I would not change the way I drive,” he told Autosport.
“The crash…I’ve reviewed it.
“Holding things against people is not necessary.
“It’s something that is now in the past and it’s something we are all ready to move on from this and focus on this weekend.”
This weekend sees the DTM series head to Austria’s Red Bull Ring.
Lawson loves the circuit. It is short, fast and offers plenty of overtaking opportunities.
He was won here in the past and all in single-seaters.
Last week, a private test in the Ferrari 488 GT3 he is racing this year gave Lawson some early indications about how a DTM car goes around the Red Bull Ring.
“It’s actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be, so I’m excited to race there,” he said.
Lawson believes a weakness of the AF Corsa Ferrari is slow, technical circuits.
He says that’s why the team battled to find speed the past few rounds at Zolder and the Nürburgring.
However, the rest of the season is made up of circuits Lawson says will agree with the Ferrari’s strengths.
“I think from this point on in the season, it’s looking very positive. We go to tracks that suit our car a lot more. Our car likes high-speed corners, so that’s positive.
“The mickey mouse tracks like the Nurburgring and Zolder, which are tight and twisty – [they’re] tracks that suits an Audi, for example.
“They have a lot more lateral grip in the low-speed corners than we do. We can’t seem to match what they do.”