Date: 25th May 2014 at 6:52pm
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Whilst a few were expecting team-mates to collide during the opening stages of the Monaco Grand Prix, it ended up being former team-mates with a collision between the McLaren of Jenson Button and Force India’s Sergio Perez.

The two were at McLaren during the 2013 Formula One World Championship, but the Mexican was forced to move on for this season to Force India.

In a strange incident on the opening lap at Mirabeau, with Perez chasing new Force India team-mate Nico Hulkenberg he collided with the McLaren of Button.

Perez appeared to perhaps take a wider line and despite there being no room for Button, the 2009 Formula One World Champion opted to put his nose on the inside and the two collided ending Perez’s weekend.

‘I was in a battle with Nico, who was ahead, and I went to take the apex normally. I was on the racing line and ahead of Jenson [Button] when he clipped my rear wheel and spun me around into the barriers. Perez told formula1.com.

‘I did not expect him to be there as there wasn’t really any space for another car there. It was very unlucky. As a racing driver you have good and bad Sundays but this is definitely one I want to forget as soon as possible. It is disappointing that we lost a big chance to score a good amount of points

Button went on to finish 6th.

Button merely added: ‘This was a typical Monaco Grand Prix ? it was messy out there; people were making mistakes; there were cars all over the place; you had to stay focused; keep up with the pack, and look after the tyres, using them when necessary.

The Monaco race stewards decided to review the incident after the race, but took no action.