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Formula E

'Dennis again': Wehrlein offers view on latest heated fight

Jake Dennis and Pascal Wehrlein collided several times during the second race of the Berlin E-Prix double-header.

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Pascal Wehrlein and Jake Dennis both offered their view on what was a heated exchange between the duo during the second race of the Berlin E-Prix double-header, where contact was made several times. 

Since becoming title rivals last season, the two Porsche-powered drivers have had strong words to say about one another on multiple occasions. Berlin was their most recent coming together.

Wehrlein was squeezed into the wall on the opening lap before further contact with Dennis was made in the latter stages of the race. Incidents with Dennis and his Andretti team-mate Norman Nato in the opening laps bent the German driver's steering, yet his pace remained strong.

The factory Porsche driver ultimately finished in fourth which he viewed as the best he could have hoped for, following the collisions.

"Yeah, we got a lot of damage on my car," Wehrlein told RacingNews365. "Already in lap one I got squeezed in the wall by Dennis at Turn 2. And then by Nato completely in Turn 6.

"My car took a lot of damage. My steering wasn't straight anymore, but still managed to have a decent pace. And then two more times, Dennis again. 

"I mean, was quite a fun race to be honest, like, a lot of hard fights. I tried everything I could do to maximise the points today. I think more than P4 and in those circumstances wasn't really possible."

When asked what he made of the several incidents with Dennis, Wehrlein answered: "Nothing. It is what it is."

Dennis' take

Whilst Wehrlein remained tight-lipped on the incidents with Dennis, the reigning world champion was more open. 

Seconds after the incidents during the closing stages of the race, Dennis vented over the radio that Wehrlein's driving was "f***** up".

However, after having time to cool off, Dennis conceded that the battle was not an issue, with his radio comments having simply come "in the heat of the moment".

"No, it was okay," Dennis told RacingNews365. "Obviously, in the heat of the moment, you're obviously always asking for a bit over the limit. 

"But, looking back, we've both come home in fourth and fifth, remained in the points. Obviously, Porsche, three cars in the top five, I think has been a very good day for us in general."

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