"I don't really know where that story has come from," he told Sky Sports F1. "I mean I know it's come from Christian.
"I don't really understand what he's been talking about because no one, as far as I'm aware, from my team has spoken to him. I haven't spoken to Christian really in years.
"However, he did reach out to me earlier on in the year about meeting up, but that's it. I just congratulated them on an amazing year and said, 'hopefully soon, I'll be able to fight against you guys in the near future.' That was it.
"So I'm not really sure, I think he's just stirring things."
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