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Ocon penalised for Verstappen clash

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11/11/2018

Esteban Ocon has been handed a time penalty and three penalty points for his clash with Max Verstappen during today's Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Force India driver was being lapped by the Dutchman, who was leading the race, but as they went through the Senna Esses he attempted to un-lap himself.

The two cars touched and span, Verstappen losing the race lead in the process and incurring damage to his floor.

Having reviewed the video evidence from multiple angles as well as the timing and positioning data, the stewards deemed that Ocon) was a lapped car.

The stewards also noted that the Frenchman was on new supersoft tyres.

As he attempted a pass on the leader to un-lap himself at the outside of turn one, the stewards determined that Ocon failed to complete the pass, and as a lapped car, fought the leader for track position, causing the collision at turn 2.

Ocon was subsequently handed a 10 second stop and go penalty, which didn't affect his final result (15th) in addition to 3 penalty points, bringing his total to 5 for the 12 month period.

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1. Posted by Pete, 12/11/2018 21:35

"I totally agree with Phantom. Lewis or any smart driver would have let him through!"

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2. Posted by phantom, 12/11/2018 19:10

"Watching the highlights, it looked like Max 'assumed' Ocon would move over. The commentary said Ocon 'drove' into Verstappen, but it didn't look like that on-screen. In fact, Verstappen's wheels tuck to the right and he seems to strike Ocon. The rationale seems to be that Ocon 'shouldn't have been there,' but he was. Bad on him? I don't think so. It seems that Verstappen has developed a persona of 'Get out of my way or I'll hit you,' and this time it didn't work.

As to niceties of unlapping oneself, Ocon sure seemed faster. Why not let him go, Max? Pride or passion? Or was just feeling particularly enabled?"

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3. Posted by Pavlo, 12/11/2018 18:35

"The race coverage didn't show it, if someone knows please explain.
The decision says "The Force India driver was being lapped by the Dutchman" - but according to the live timing and words of Ocon and Szafnauer, Ocon was behind Max after the pit. What was in fact?
"... the stewards deemed that Ocon was a lapped car" - was there any doubt about it? Why did they stress it?"

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4. Posted by Toffeecup0, 12/11/2018 15:14

"I disagree about been black flagged and also max should not have been there at the weigh in like someone was saying they have both been penalised so should now be the end of the matter "

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5. Posted by Pete, 11/11/2018 23:14

"With the steward's decision, it appears that it is a waste of time for the other 14 drivers to show up. Why sit in a race car if you are not allowed to race??? Was Ocon supposed to leave the track or just disappear??"

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6. Posted by mickl, 11/11/2018 22:37

"@ Stitch431 you're an idiot. Driver's have to be weighed after the race and that is where it is done for non podium finishers who Ocon is. It's Max who shouldn't have been there, as a podium finisher he would have been weighed in the cooling down room. Max went looking for a fight. So if you're advocating violence as an appropriate form of argument then you're just a thug. Being pissed is alright but violence isn't justified, especially not today with the significance of what happened 100 years ago this day."

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7. Posted by Stitch431, 11/11/2018 21:48

"He should have gotten a black flag and nothing less. And what was he doing at the weighing bridge? Looking to provoke Verstappen? He should not have been there. It is normal that Max was pissed, as Ocon stole him his win + he would have passed Bottas in the championship. This guy is absolutely nuts.
But... The FIA is French and so is Ocon ...
And o wait, Ocon is under contract with Mercedes ...
The 10 seconds penalty is a laugh and so is the three points on his license as he is not going to race next season."

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