Max Verstappen attended this weekend’s Formulation E race in Morocco as half of the punishment handed down to him for an altercation with Esteban Ocon eventually yr’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
The FIA stated Verstappen was on the Marrakesh E-Prix — the second race of the all-electric sequence’ present season — “as an observer to the stewards, carefully following their work at a top-level worldwide motor sport occasion as half of the tutorial and informative strategy taken by the FIA on this matter”.
The Pink Bull driver was informed by the game’s governing physique he should serve two days of community service for pushing Ocon a number of instances after the Drive India driver had punted him out of the lead of the race final November. The incident finally value Verstappen victory and compelled him to accept second behind Lewis Hamilton.
“It is fascinating to see it from the opposite facet – usually you may’t spend a whole day with the stewards,” he stated. “All people does their very own job through the weekend, and it is good to actually see what it takes to make these essential choices – typically a call may not be good for a sure individual but it surely has to be taken and you’ve got to observe the principles.
“I feel it is good to expertise various things in racing slightly than simply sitting within the automobile – to be right here and do that variety of work has been a constructive factor for me.
Talking in regards to the sequence itself, he stated: “I’ve of course adopted Formulation E a bit on TV however I’ve by no means been within the paddock, and I actually loved the day.
“First of all it was a extremely thrilling race. The championship is clearly rising and there are quite a bit of producers right here, so I feel it is a cool sequence.”
It’s but to be confirmed what Verstappen’s second day of community service will consist of or when it can happen.