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 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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