The volcanic Dutch recrimina violently to the pilot of the Force India that he would be taken out of track when he was leading the race on lap 43
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Had started fifth on the grid, and in four laps had already been knocked-out of Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas. The ambition of Max Verstappen did not know limit yesterday at Interlagos.On lap 18, after the entry to the pits for Lewis Hamilton, took the lead of the test. "We had a great car. Then, through the fault of a fucking idiot that wanted to split oneself, we are left without options," summed up the volcanic Dutch. Even I was in a hurry. Had already been warned by radio:"If I see him, there will be problems". And threats of the pilot of Red Bull are rarely bluffs.
it All unfolded in the garage of the FIA, when Verstappen ran into the end with Esteban Ocon. I still had fresh in memory the manoeuvre on lap 43, during the descent towards the curve 3, when the frenchman took it ahead in a bad way. No way you can object to as an excuse the tires, more fresh and soft. Nothing serves as an excuse, because no one can expect to split oneself running so many risks. He was immediately punished with 10 seconds on the stop-and-go. That was not going to relieve in any way to Verstappen. The top left to 5.5 seconds of Hamilton, projected, because yes, towards the triumph.
That frustration, logic, was transformed in a camorrismo absolutely intolerable. When they finally came up with Ocon, before the astonished eyes of Bottas and Brendon Hartley, pushed in a bad way the pilot of Force India, became dislodged in the face of what will come. Of course, that he saw another menara. "We can't even talk about an incident. If you had been, you would have thrown a punch and I didn't do it," said the dutchman, flying, the great protagonist of this second half of the season, a winner two weeks ago in Mexico."I don't speak with idiots"
When asked about a hypothetical apology to Ocon, not toned down. "I don't speak with idiots". In a couple of days, maybe? "Absolutely not", was the best driver of the race in the official vote of the F1. "Stephen was lucky to end up with only a push", he added, is unfortunate, the director of Red Bull, Christian Horner.
Three hours after the assault, the stewards punished Verstappen, for violation of article 12.1.1.c) of the Code of the FIA, with two days of "public service under the direction of the FIA" for the "physical contact deliberate" against Ocon. "After a few words, started the altercation, pushing and hitting Ocon several times in the chest," said the statement signed by Tim Mayer, Silvia Bellot, Emanuele Pirro and Felipe Giaffone."model"
in Spite of understand the "passion" of Verstappen and his "heat" for what happened on the track, the stewards accepted the explanations of the man of Red Bull. However, in its judgment, the Dutch "failed" in their "obligation to act properly as a high-level athlete and serve as a model to other drivers in lower categories".
Ocon, who had also testified before the commissioners, attacked the attitude of his rival. "What really surprised me was the behavior of Max when we went to the scale. The FIA had to avoid their violence, their shoving and their desire to beat me up. That's not professional". The pilot of the single seater 33, known repeat offender, had already left another sentence in the year prior to the Canadian GP: "Who, I ask again for my accident I will give him a head butt".
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