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Verstappen spends "constructive" day with Formula E

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13/01/2019

On Friday, the FIA finally revealed the form Max Verstappen's punishment for his off-track altercation with Esteban Ocon at Interlagos would take, send in the Red Bull driver to Marrakesh for the second round of the 2018/2019 Formula E championship, where he would spend the day as an observer to the stewards as part of the educational and informative approach taken by the FIA.

Speaking at the end of the day, the youngster said: "It's interesting to see it from the other side. Normally you can't spend an entire day with the stewards!

"Everybody does their own job during the weekend, and it's good to really see what it takes to make these important decisions. Sometimes a decision might not be nice for a certain person but it has to be taken and you have to follow the rules.

"I think it's good to experience different things in racing rather than just sitting in the car. To be here and do this kind of work has been a constructive thing for me."

"I've followed Formula E a bit on TV but I've never been in the paddock, and I really enjoyed the day. First of all it was a really exciting race. The championship is clearly growing and there are a lot of manufacturers here, so I think it's a cool series."

The FIA has yet to reveal what form the second day of the Dutchman's punishment will take, but Pitpass recommends forcing him to watch a re-run of Black Lake on BBC4... that'll teach him.

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1. Posted by Spindoctor, 14/01/2019 15:18

"Maxie has now seen the future.
He may be an immature spoilt young brat, but stupid he ain't. Hence the warm approval for where he's most likely to find himself in (say) 10 years time."

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2. Posted by F1nerd, 14/01/2019 12:08

"Well, I don't think that was much of a punishment "I really enjoyed the day". Maybe the FIA should look for something that is not so enjoyable."

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3. Posted by Vinodh Moodley, 14/01/2019 8:36

"Community service isn't a new thing in F1: Michael Schumacher was subjected to it after his Jerez incident with Villeneuve. Besides that, if Verstappen behaves like a school kid, then maybe it makes sense that he gets treated like one?"

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4. Posted by Barslug, 13/01/2019 20:13

"Am I the only one that finds it hilarious that Formula E is so boring that being forced to attend is considered punishment??? "

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5. Posted by bfairey, 13/01/2019 15:12

"What a load of rubbish, Vers is a F1 driver not a school kid. This is the level that F1 has become."

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