Ocon unaware of second conflict with F1 teammate Alonso in Brazil dash

The Alpine pair brushed with one another early on the opening lap on the exit of Flip 4, however the extra severe incident got here simply earlier than they crossed the beginning/end line as Alonso broken his entrance wing on his team-mate’s automotive.

Alonso was compelled to return into the pits for a brand new entrance wing, and criticised his teammate over the radio. The Spaniard finally completed fifteenth, passing Ocon who fell to 18th with injury to his sidepod after their opening lap brush.

Nonetheless, Ocon stated he had been unaware of the pit straight incident.

“I had no concept this occurred,” Ocon informed media straight after the race. “I obtained informed now. Yeah, I do not know the way that is doable.”

Ocon has been summoned by the race stewards at Interlagos for a possible breach of the principles over what occurred.

Whereas Alonso was sad about each opening lap moments, Ocon didn’t share the view that he had carried out something unsuitable.

“That is his opinion, my opinion is completely different,” he stated. “I used to be within the entrance, so the one preventing just isn’t me actually. I used to be attempting to assault the McLaren into [Turn] 4.

“I assume it is a race and we are attempting to get probably the most out of all the things, however immediately has been expensive.”

Alonso picked up front wing damage against his teammate at the end of the first lap and had to pit

Alonso picked up entrance wing injury towards his teammate on the finish of the primary lap and needed to pit

Picture by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Pictures

Whereas Alonso was outspoken about Ocon on the workforce radio through the dash race, he had calmed down after the occasion.

Reflecting on the incident, the Spaniard stated probably the most annoying factor about it was that it value him the chance to attain some respectable factors.

“Removed from perfect when, on a dash race, you contact on the primary lap, as a result of the race is just too brief to actually overcome the deficit of the pitstop,” he stated.

“Although the automotive was nice immediately, the tempo, it was too brief the race to get better.

“Simply considering of the positives, we’re beginning P15 tomorrow, we now have a very good likelihood to attain massive factors as a result of the automotive was surprisingly quick immediately.”

Requested by Motorsport.com if the Ocon conflict was comparable circumstances to his accident with Lance Stroll in Austin, Alonso replied: “I do not know. I did not see the TV correctly so I do not know the way it went.

“However I used to be unhappy that we did not rating factors immediately, as a result of no less than my automotive was very quick.

“On his aspect it was a bit bit slower all weekend. However on my aspect we misplaced a chance. However not all the things is misplaced, as a result of tomorrow with an extended race hopefully we are able to get better.”

Ocon's car caught fire in parc ferme after damage to the sidepod caused from their first lap contact at Turn 4

Ocon’s automotive caught hearth in parc ferme after injury to the sidepod triggered from their first lap contact at Flip 4

Picture by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Pictures

The sidepod injury that Ocon picked up within the Flip 4 incident could have contributed to his automotive catching hearth in parc ferme after the race.

“The sidepod is totally open,” admitted Ocon. “I do not know the way it did not fly [off].

“The automotive was on hearth as properly, so I hope on the finish there was no extra injury.”

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