Verstappen completes punishment for Ocon fracas

Monday, 11 february 2019, 04:28 , by Matthew Scott

Max Verstappen completed his second day of FIA community service this weekend, completing his punishment for a physical confrontation with Esteban Ocon at last year's Brazilian Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver spent a day with Formula E stewards in Marrakesh last month and took part in "interactive case study sessions" to complete the process.

Verstappen travelled to Geneva in Switzerland to join the FIA International Stewards Programme.

The Dutchman's official website reveals: "He took part in a number of the interactive case study sessions, which involved considering an incident, deliberating with the stewards and deciding an appropriate penalty – activities which are in line with the educational approach taken by the FIA in this matter."

With the incident now firmly behind him, Verstappen again paid lip service to the educational aspects of the process he has been put through.

"We are doing our job on the track, trying to get the best out of the race, and it's clear that the stewards are doing their job to find the best way to reach a fair decision", Max said.

"It's been a good lesson and I've learned a lot, both in my day in Marrakesh, which I really enjoyed and which gave me a good understanding of the stewards, and now here – I think it's also good to be a part of this event."

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Comments (11)

  • Christine Muise
    This kid is just that...a kid. He needs to grow up and behave like a man. Young boys watching the sport do not need to see grown men act like idiots...his outbursts, his need for entitlement is not befitting of a Formula one driver... This so called punishment probably did nothing to change his behavior..
  • Guy Fleshbourne
    Everyone has completely and utterly overreacted to what happened with ocon and max. Jeez get a grip people!
  • Scott Spieler
    That “confrontation” was the most exciting thing to happen in the 2018 season.
  • Marton István Dávid
    I hope he wont stop racing and start just circling (like the FIA wants it)
  • Robert Jinx Joiner
    Well if you mean did the F.I.A make them selves look like a joke then yep they did that
  • Brent Gangloff
    What punishment, other people must pay to be there.
  • Michael A Gill
    Best yet to come... 2019 hasn't started yet
  • Szymon Siesicki
    That was no punishment, so no wonder. Pathetic.
  • Trance Po
    You call that Punishment???

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