Ocon ‘moving forward’ from Belgium clash

Date published: August 29 2017 - Editor

Esteban Ocon is adamant he’s ready to put the Belgian GP behind him despite accusing his team-mate Sergio Perez of trying to “kill me” twice.

The Force India team-mates clashed at Spa on Sunday resulting in two damaged cars and Ocon stating that Perez had tried to “kill” him.

Taking to Twitter in the immediate aftermath of the grand prix, he wrote that “Perez tried to kill me” twice.

However, a day – and a much calmer head – later and the Frenchman says he is ready to put Spa behind him and focus on the future with Force India.

“In the heat of the moment and given the dangerous situation, I was very much upset,” Ocon’s statement read. “But we will be moving forward, we are a team and I appreciate my teammate apologising.

“We want to work better together. I am committed to the success of Sahara Force India, and I am 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, and nothing will distract us from that goal.”