Pair clashed TWICE in the Belgian GP, before going at it on social media and it was the third race this season where they have come to blows
FORCE INDIA have threatened to axe one of their drivers after Esteban Ocon accused his team-mate Sergio Perez of trying to kill him.
The two clashed TWICE in the Belgian GP, the third race this season where they have come to blows.
Ocon was left seething saying: “We were having a good race until Perez tried to kill me two times!”
Perez hit back on social media. He said: “I am very disappointed to see his comments that l wanted to kill him.
“I am not that type of guy, I am not going to make any stupid comments.”
And now the team’s owner, Indian tycoon, Vijay Mallya has been forced to step in and will demand talks with his at-war drivers.
Mallaya said: “As much as I support competitive racing, the repeated incidents between both our cars are now becoming very concerning.
“Under these circumstances I have no choice but to implement a policy of team orders in the interest of safety and to protect the team’s position in the constructors’ championship.”
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And chief operating officer, Otmar Szafnauer, said he would have to ditch one of his drivers if they were unable to resolve their feud.
He added: “If it happens again, we have to figure it out. We would have to start thinking about who we would stick in the car.”
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