Verstappen's punishment for Ocon fracas confirmed

Friday, 11 january 2019, 12:31 , by Matthew Scott

Max Verstappen will be put to work alongside stewards at this weekend's Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix as part of the punishment handed down by the FIA for the Red Bull driver's angry confrontation with Esteban Ocon at last year's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Verstappen sought out the Frenchman in the weighing room after a race in which a likely win had been taken away from him in a collision with the Force India.

Ocon had attempted to unlap himself at turn two of the Interlagos circuit, but the pair were put into a spin by contact, with Lewis Hamilton skirting around the carnage to snatch the race win.

Verstappen savaged Ocon after the race, pointing the finger at him for his on-track actions and then reaction to their post-race showdown.

The FIA took a dim view on Verstappen's actions and ordered him to serve two days of "public service", having deemed the Dutchman to have damaged Formula 1's reputation with his actions.

Former F1 racer Vitantonio Liuzzi is the drivers' steward in Morocco, with e-racing365.com claiming that Verstappen will report to the Italian as he works at the track over the race weekend at the second round of the all-electric series' fifth season.

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Comments (28)

  • Rick Koopman
    A BS punishment for a BS offence. He should have knocked his lights out. I think FIA realised that what Max did to Icon was not worth all the noise it created. What he did to Icon was a natural response when someone robs you of a win. Enjoy the weekend Max
  • Rick Koopman
    A BS punishment for a BS offence. He should have knocked his lights out. I think FIA realised that what Max did to Icon was not worth all the noise it created. What he did to Icon was a natural response when someone robs you of a win. Enjoy the weekend Max
  • Paul Doyle
    "Verstappen savaged Ocon after the race, pointing the finger at him..." WTF is this? Journalisim? Fucking grow up or appy for a job at the Daily Mail! Honestly! Actually, just be ashamed of being so shit!
  • Tyler T
    I'll save you a click. He's helping Vitantonio Liuzzi (Formula E drivers' steward in Morocco) with misc tasks at the circuit. #StopClickBait
  • Vera Rozenberg
    wauwww i that this was the F! Fanpage i had no idea this is the haters club. what a bunch of idiot nothing to do with f1 haters you all are
  • William Scalzitti
    Free work-vacation to Morocco ....?!? Verstappen should have broken Ocon's nose..... and then marshaled 2 formula E races
  • Joshua Jeffers
    Max punished by FIA...aka he’s gonna hangout at the track this weekend. That’ll teach him a lesson.
  • Kayleigh McLean
    not sure I'd call this punishment lol Iain McLean, William Van Damme Maclean, Donald Maclean
  • Paul Cornwell
    Hardly breaking news, a petulant child having a cry is not news worthy
  • Ryan Ochieng
    Petar Majetic so basically Max is getting a free weekend in Morocco
  • James Brown
    Listening to them squeeling cars is a good punishment :)
  • Jack Schwartz
    Is there a schedule out for 2019 season? Coverage details?
  • Anesto Cazoe
    He damaged f1 reputation he should have knocked him
  • James Heeley
    FIA have gone to far nobody should be made to watch this shit
  • Szymon Siesicki
    The fuck of a joke is this lol.
  • Garry Halverson
    Should have had him clean the toilets!
  • Carol Ann
    I don’t really see the punishment.
  • Patrick Taylor
    Punishment, my arse! That's a treat.
  • Nigel Pacey
    If thats is punishment he should have hit Ocon.
  • Alex Moody
    Luke Dowsett Dominic Wright

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