Formula 1
Formula 1
03 Jul
-
05 Jul
Event finished
10 Jul
-
12 Jul
Race in
09 Hours
:
26 Minutes
:
04 Seconds
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
FP1 in
5 days
31 Jul
-
02 Aug
FP1 in
19 days
R
70th Anniversary GP
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
FP1 in
26 days
R
Spanish GP
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
FP1 in
33 days
R
Italian GP
04 Sep
-
06 Sep
FP1 in
54 days
R
Tuscany GP
11 Sep
-
13 Sep
Next event in
60 days
R
Mexican GP
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
FP1 in
110 days
R
Brazilian GP
13 Nov
-
15 Nov
FP1 in
124 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
27 Nov
-
29 Nov
FP1 in
138 days

Verstappen gets "public service" punishment for Ocon shoves

shares
comments
Verstappen gets "public service" punishment for Ocon shoves
By:
Nov 11, 2018, 9:36 PM

Max Verstappen has been ordered to complete two days of "public service at the discretion of the FIA" as punishment for his post-race altercation with Esteban Ocon in Brazil.

The Red Bull driver confronted Ocon while the drivers were being weighed after the race, shoving the Frenchman in reaction to their collision during the race that cost Verstappen victory.

Both drivers were summoned to the stewards for the off-track incident, and it was decided that Verstappen was guilty of making "deliberate physical contact" with Ocon.

The verdict from the stewards said Verstappen "is required to perform two days of public service at the discretion of the FIA within six months of the incident".

In a statement explaining the verdict the stewards said they understood Verstappen's feelings on the situation, and they noted that during the hearing both drivers "acted appropriately and cooperated".

They added: "Max Verstappen entered the FIA Weigh Bridge Garage, proceeded directly to Esteban Ocon and following a few words, started an altercation, pushing or hitting Ocon forcefully several times in the chest.

"The stewards understood from Max Verstappen that he was extremely upset by the incident on track during the race and accepted his explanation that it was not his original intent to strike Ocon, but that he was "triggered" and caused him to lose his temper.

"While sympathetic to Verstappen's passion, the stewards determined that it is the obligation of sportsmen at this level to act appropriately and as role models to other drivers at all levels and found that Verstappen failed in this respect."

No further action was taken against Ocon – who was given a 10-second stop-go penalty during the race for the on-track collision.

Next article
Alonso, Vandoorne punished for ignoring blue flags

Previous article

Alonso, Vandoorne punished for ignoring blue flags

Next article

Ferrari reveals sensor problem hurt Vettel's race

Ferrari reveals sensor problem hurt Vettel's race
Load comments