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Esteban Ocon to move forward with team-mate Sergio Perez

Esteban Ocon to move forward with team-mate Sergio Perez

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    August 29th 2017

Force India's Esteban Ocon says he and team-mate Sergio Perez can reach "greater levels of success together" - despite accusing the Mexican of trying to kill him at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The two collided after Perez squeezed Frenchman Ocon towards a wall at more than 180mph.

Ocon later said on social media: "We were having a good race until Perez tried to kill me two times."

On Monday, Ocon tweeted: "I was upset. We want to work better together."

The incident on lap 29 was the second time the team-mates had collided at Spa, and was the latest in a series of incidents between the two this year following Ocon's arrival.

Perez, who failed to finish the race, apologised for the first collision but added: "The second one I think Esteban was too optimistic. There was no need to touch there."

Ocon, who finished the race ninth, said: "I'm committed to the success of Force India, and I'm confident that as a team we will put this behind us to reach even greater levels of success together.

"We have a big challenge ahead with keeping fourth place [in the constructors' table], and nothing will distract us from that goal.

"In the heat of the moment and given the dangerous situation, I was very much upset.

"But we will be moving forward, we are a team, and I appreciate my team-mate apologising."

Perez is seventh in the drivers' standings - nine points and one place above Ocon.

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