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Verstappen to carry out 'public service' order at Formula E race

  • Published on 11 Jan 2019 17:54
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Max Verstappen will perform his public service at this weekend's Formula E race in Marrakech working with the race stewards. Verstappen was ordered to two days of service following an altercation with Esteban Ocon last November.

Verstappen was leading the Brazilian Grand Prix when he came into contact with Ocon, who was attempting to unlap himself. At the weigh-in room after the race, Verstappen swapped words with the Frenchman before pushing him several times.

Both men were called to the Stewards to give an explanation, and soon after the Dutchman's punishment followed. The Stewards found that Verstappen had committed. “acts prejudicial to the interests of any competition or to the interests of motor sport generally.”

The second round of the 2018/19 Formula E championship takes place this weekend in the Moroccan city. Verstappen is expected to arrive at the circuit in time for the commencement of events on Saturday morning.

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  • Great use of a setback to gain some more PR. Hope he is allowed to wear Redbull logos all over him, and he could quench his thirst while performing his duties using a Redbull or two.

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    • Jan 11 2019 - 18:32
  • Mind, way to humiliate FE by deeming it a punishment to drive in it.

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    • Jan 11 2019 - 20:33
    • He won't be driving, but assisting the stewards.

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      • Jan 11 2019 - 22:10
    • Hepp

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      I hope it is at his own personal expense and he has to submit a "report" to the public.

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      • Jan 11 2019 - 22:28
    • Hepp

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      @MICHIELHIMSELF , Just attending at my own expense would keep me on the straight and narrow.

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      • Jan 11 2019 - 22:55
    • Fair enough Michiel, but the point kinda says. If being associated with FE is considered a public service, what kinda message does it send?

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      • Jan 11 2019 - 23:04
    • f1dave

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      The right one .

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      • Jan 12 2019 - 01:26
  • Hepp

    Posts: 199

    " Do it again, and you'll have to go watch NASCAR practice!"

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    • Jan 12 2019 - 17:21
    • Hepp

      Posts: 199

      So, Max ... NOW does your wrist hurt?

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      • Jan 12 2019 - 17:23
    • And if you are a really, really naughty boy, you'll have to watch WEC! All of it!

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      • Jan 13 2019 - 00:55
  • sadosalo

    Posts: 198

    creepy smiling Ocon is now Wolfmans prodigy to make Bottas life impossible as little Ham rules, never mind he want's competition not, LOL please.

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    • Jan 13 2019 - 03:18

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