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Verstappen and Ocon clashed at Interlagos on Sunday.

Formula One post video of Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon after paddock incident

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It's fair to say that sparks flew at Interlagos on Sunday.

And whilst we might have been expecting all the action to come from the Mercedes garage, as Lewis Hamilton's win saw them win a fifth Constructors' Championship, their celebrations were slightly overshadowed by another incident.

Having made brilliant passes on Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was set for a stunning victory in Brazil.

Esteban Ocon had other ideas, though.

Despite being a back-marker, the Frenchman ignored the usual protocol of moving out of the way for drivers at the head of the pack and seemed determined to not be lapped by the Dutchman.

The two cars weaved side-by-side as Ocon refused to give in, and just when it seemed that Verstappen had got past him, Ocon surged back and the pair collided.

As a result, the Red Bull was sent spinning and had to watch as Hamilton took the lead back. Though the crash was not terminal for Verstappen, he could only finish second.

The pair then became embroiled in an ugly post-race shoving match before being pulled apart.

Both drivers were summoned to see the stewards, with Verstappen adjudged to have 'made deliberate physical contact' with his fellow driver.

Ocon was punished by the stewards for the incident with a 10-second stop and go penalty, and Verstappen was ordered to serve two days of public service for shoving Ocon after the race.

Verstappen was furious with Ocon and said over the radio on his cool-down lap: "I hope I can't find him now in the paddock because that guy has a f****** problem."

He also branded the Frenchman an "idiot" and said Ocon had taken "a stupid risk" in trying to unlap himself.

Both teams leapt to the defence of their respective drivers after the race.

But, footage has now emerged that shows that the heated incident may now be a thing of the past.

As seen in the clip above, Verstappen and Ocon shook hands, seemingly putting an end to their feud in Brazil.

Martin Brundle also confirmed that the pair had put the incident to bed on Twitter.

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Esteban Ocon
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
Formula 1

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