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McLaren duo hold clear-the-air talks after Bahrain collision

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McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Perez have held clear-the-air talks after the pair collided during Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Perez collided with the back of Button's car during the race, while the pair had already banged wheels during an earlier duel.

An unhappy Button signalled to his team over the radio to calm Perez down, but he could do nothing as the Mexican claimed 6th place while the 2009 champion finished down in 10th.

After the race Button failed to hide his frustrations at the incidents with his new team-mate, who was drafted in as a replacement for Lewis Hamilton in the summer.

"I'm not used to driving down a straight and your team-mate wiggling his wheels at you and banging wheels at 300kph," he said on Sunday.

"That's things you do in karting but grow out of. Not the case with Checo [Perez]."

However the 33-year-old moved to dispel the tension with Perez, and confirmed via his Twitter account that the pair had put Sunday's race behind them.

"Important chat yesterday with Checo Perez to clear the air," Button wrote. "As a team we will move forward and live to fight another day. Roll on Barcelona."

The pair are well off the pace in the Drivers' Championship already, while after just four races they are more than 100 points adrift of leaders Red Bull in the Constructors' Championship.


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