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Force India drivers go at each other in GP

Associated Press logo Associated Press 11/06/2017

Force India drivers Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez fought as much with each other as the other drivers in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

The two pink Mercedes were running nose-to-tail when Perez was told to let Ocon pass because he had fresher tyres and a better chance to catch Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, who finished third.

Perez responded: "Let us race, man. Please."

Perez said afterward he was waiting for Ricciardo to make a mistake, but it never happened.

Although Sebastien Vettel passed them both, Perez held on to finish fifth - just ahead of his teammate.

Ocon radioed in: "He cannot do that. That's not fair racing at all."

Perez insisted neither of them could have caught Red Bull's Ricciardo.

"If he wants to have a crack," he said, "we can go at it in the car park in perhaps an hour."

Despite the dissension, Force India was back in the points after 12th and 13th-place finishes in Monaco.

The two top six finishes left the team a comfortable fourth in the constructors' championship, the "best of the rest" behind better-financed Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

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