In the round-up: Force India will allow Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon to race each other again despite their collisions during last season.
What they’re saying
Force India’s drivers came to blows on track more than once last season. How will the team handle them this year? Chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer gave this insight following the launch of their new car:
We’re going to start off the season as we left it last year. If you remember the last few races they were allowed to compete against each other.
Like any relationship or partnership in a team they go through phases. And one of the phases of team building as you probably know is the conflict stage. And when you get past the conflict stage then you work better together. And I think that’s the stage that they’re at now. They had to understand each other and get through that phase which they’ve gotten through and now we look forward to working together as a team even stronger than before that conflict stage.
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Renault’s junior team drivers will carry a version of the team’s F1 livery on their cars this year.
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