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      08-28-2017, 11:05 AM   #23
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As exciting as the driver's championship is, I think I'm even more excited to see what happens between Perez and Ocon the rest of the year. It's getting hilariously out of hand.
Agreed.

However, one of them is liable to get someone killed. Perez definitely shouldn't have squeezed Ocon on their first contact, but attempting a pass heading down to Eau Rouge was a tad aggressive. Ocon could have waited for the upcoming DRS zone and made an easy overtake.

The second one (I believe in the same spot) which brought out the safety car was just crazy!

They're going to keep banging into each other until someone gets sat down.
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Agreed.

However, one of them is liable to get someone killed. Perez definitely shouldn't have squeezed Ocon on their first contact, but attempting a pass heading down to Eau Rouge was a tad aggressive. Ocon could have waited for the upcoming DRS zone and made an easy overtake.

The second one (I believe in the same spot) which brought out the safety car was just crazy!

They're going to keep banging into each other until someone gets sat down.

According to Force India's COO Otmar Szafnauer - they're going to start calling the shots behind the wall installing team orders. Perez and Ocon are not longer allowed to "race" each other. At this point I'm not so sure Force India has the "balls" enough to instill team orders, but that's what Otmar is claiming.

This is too bad ... at one point in the race, over the radio, Ocon was questioning the team for putting them near each other. Which I totally agree with. I used to like Checo ... not so much anymore. Defending your line and putting your teammate into the wall are two different things. It's obvious he was pissed that Ocon passed him on the right before ... and was going to teach the rookie a lesson. He had all the room in the world to move a bit left and let Ocon by. This is Checo's 7th season in F1 ... he knew what he was doing. Total BS.

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I suggest replacing Ocon with Maldonado.
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With how much money Checo brings to Force India ... I wouldn't be surprised if they don't resign Ocon. Unfortunately.

If they do ... it's because Checo gets declared #1 driver and Ocon is under team orders for the races, unless he happens to be enough spots ahead that Checo isn't a factor.
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