Force India will move to ensure that no animosity lingers between teammates Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta after their first-lap collision in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The two cars came together with each other and Sergio Perez's Sauber on the run to Turn 1 at the start of Sunday's race.Di Resta had to pit with a puncture, while Hulkenberg sustained race-ending suspension damage as he collected Bruno Senna's Williams in the aftermath.
The squad's deputy team principal Bob Fernley said Hulkenberg and di Resta knew they had committed the "ultimate sin" and now had to move on.
"The thing to do is to find out what happened, who squeezed what where, shake hands and make sure it doesn't happen again," Fernley said. "From a team point of view it's obviously the ultimate sin to have contact with your own teammate. It's happened, we'll put it behind us, and there should be no animosity, that's the key thing.
"It's one of those things. We won't be the first team and we won't be the last team that happens to. But it's obviously regrettable because I think we could've had a reasonable race with both cars, whereas I suppose we have to be reasonably pleased we've recovered anything at all from that."
Di Resta came back through the field to finish ninth, and said he had no idea how the accident unfolded.
"I'm not sure what happened into the first corner," he said. "I had a really good launch, got past Nico, and realized I had a puncture."
Hulkenberg reckoned things began to go wrong with a slow getaway and that he then had nowhere to go.
"I think I just had quite a bad start, quite bad run to Turn 1 and got sandwiched by Paul on the outside and went halfway between the cars and then there was contact," he said.