Sergio Perez believes Force India should stop implementing team orders, which prevent him and team-mate Esteban Ocon from racing with fourth in the constructors’ championship sealed.
After notable clashes in Montreal, Baku and Spa the pair were told they could no longer race freely until fourth place in the constructors’ standings had been made secure. The Mexican driver now wants to see the power put back into their hands.
He told Motorsport.com: “They have told us that they have let us race once we secure the fourth place and I think it is important for Esteban and myself to show good trust, and that we can do good races between us.”
Force India’s chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer slammed both drivers after the Belgian Grand Prix and even threatened them with race bans if their behaviour on track continued.
Despite fourth in constructors’ standings sealed at the Mexican Grand Prix, Szafnauer is still hesitant about allowing his two drivers on the track without restrictions with two races and an end of season test still to go.
After the race, he added: “We’ve got a couple of weeks to decide. You know it’s better for the fans if they are allowed to race, but at the same time, car parts aren’t cheap.
“You crash into each other and maybe have to buy some more for the last race. You have a test after in Abu Dhabi. So all those considerations have to come in to play as well.”