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Mercedes may shun Esteban Ocon due to the ‘red mist’ the Alpine driver sometimes shows during races, Martin Brundle claims.

Brundle says no front-end team will want to hire Ocon due to his “intra-team aggression”.

The Frenchman crashed out of the first lap at the Monaco Grand Prix after colliding with colleague Pierre Gasly.

“Ocon is a fine and fast racing driver, but history clearly demonstrates that he has an irrational red mist when it comes to racing, particularly against his team-mates,” Brundle wrote in a Sky Sports column.

“He has been heavily criticised before by Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso for his intra-team aggression and contact, and now Gasly too. It will cost Esteban heavily as no front running team would entertain that kind of mentality, or even perhaps any team.

“A driver represents hundreds of hard working and professional people, and hundreds of millions of pounds of investment and sponsorship when driving for an F1 team. You simply can’t keep attacking your one team-mate with abandon.”

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