Sergio Perez answered team mate Esteban Ocon's claim that he tried to 'kill' him twice in yesterday's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa.
There has been no love lost between the Force India pair since their collision in Baku, but yesterday's controversial moves only heightened the tension between the two drivers.Ocon was unhappy with Perez's antics, believing he got squeezed, twice, on the run down to Eau Rouge.
While the first contact on the opening lap of the race did not result in any damage, the second on lap 30 led to a broken wing for Ocon and a puncture for Perez.
The French driver was livid with his team mate and posted an unequivocal message on Twitter, claiming the Mexican had tried to kill him twice!
Damage limitation today, we were having a good race until Perez tried to kill me 2 times! Anyway he didn't manage to do so ending up P9😉! pic.twitter.com/00kmub96B4
— Esteban Ocon (@OconEsteban) August 27, 2017
While Perez held himself accountable for the first incident, he forcefully denied any wrongdoing for the second, believing that Ocon's move had been an over-ambitious one.
"I’m very disappointed to see his comments regarding that I wanted to kill him or whatsoever," says Perez in the Twitter video which you can watch hereunder.
"I’m not that type of guy, I’m not going to make a stupid comment."
— Sergio Pérez (@SChecoPerez) August 27, 2017