Force India Formula 1 chief Vijay Mallya has confirmed that drivers Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez have been spoken to about the team's new policy to prevent future on-track clashes after the incident in last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

Ocon and Perez made contact in two separate incidents, both times on the run down to Eau Rouge, with the second collision leaving both with damage and costing the team a number of points.

The incident was followed by a spat between the drivers who blamed one-another, while Force India looked dimly on the clash that also followed incidents in Hungary, Azerbaijan and Canada.

The team was left with no choice but to revise its rules of engagement with both drivers to clamp down on their behaviour, with Mallya confirming ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix that talks had been held with Ocon and Perez.

“It’s hard to look back on the race at Spa, knowing we had the pace to score a lot of points, and came away with only two. At least we are back on track this weekend and we get an immediate chance to put the disappointment behind us," Mallya said.

"Monza is another quick track on which we expect to do well: like in Baku and Montreal, the layout of the track should play to our strengths. At this stage of the season, it’s crucial we make the most of every opportunity to score points.

"We have made both drivers aware of the new team policy designed to prevent incidents like the ones in Spa from reoccurring. As a team, we have a responsibility to defend our position and I am sure we will finish the season without any further issues.

"We have been competitive on every track so far and we intend to continue our strong season with another good performance in Monza.”



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