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Manor duo at odds over collision

  • Published on 28 Nov 2016 14:57
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Manor drivers Esteban Ocon and Pascal Wehrlein have offered differing accounts of their collision during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The pair made contact at turn 11 when Ocon, sporting newer tyres, attempted to make a move on his team mate, only to have to go off track.

"I was on a different strategy, I had more pace at the end," Ocon said. "I went to the outside but he didn’t leave any space so we collided and I had to go off track."

"It happens. We fight together, we touched a little bit, there’s not a drama about it. Probably it didn’t break much, the car felt OK at the end. I pulled out two seconds on the last lap so that was still good," he added.

Wehrlein meanwhile questioned Ocon's version of events.

"If he would watch to the right side I think there was more than 100 metres left for him, so if it’s not enough, I don’t know," he said. "I think the guy on the inside maybe didn’t have enough room but if it was him on the outside and he didn’t have enough room I don’t know. I don’t know what he said."

"Nothing happened so in the end we both went wide and cut the chicane. There was a big pace difference at this time from the tyres."

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