Connect with us

2018 F1

Haas F1’s Ferrucci banned after deliberately hitting teammate Maini

Published

on

  • 1
    Share

Haas F1 junior driver Santino Ferrucci handed a four-race ban from F2 championship, following he deliberately crashing into his team-mate Arjun Maini after the sprint race at Silverstone on Sunday.

The American already received a time penalty for his collision with Maini in the Saturday’s feature race for delaying him when the Indian tried a move around the outside. He was handed a five-second penalty for the incident.

Related to that, Ferrucci was seen to be driving with a glove off amid the F2 and F1 paddock at Silverstone on Sunday, which is not allowed.

In that hand he was seen to be holding a phone, and for these two offences he has been fined €6000.

The full statement from F2 reads:

“Firstly, following his contact with Arjun Maini on the cooldown lap of the race, it was determined that Ferrucci deliberately drove into the rear of his teammate – breaching the Sporting Regulations. After the stewards had heard testimony from the team that this was a premeditated incident, Ferrucci was summoned to the hearing but declined to attend.

“As a consequence, the American driver has been suspended from the next two FIA Formula 2 Championship rounds – meaning he will not be permitted to participate in both Budapest and Spa-Francorchamps – and has also been given a fine of €60,000.

“In another incident with his teammate, Ferrucci was found to have deliberately forced Maini off of the road at Turn 4 after the Indian driver proceeded to make a pass for position. Once again, Ferrucci declined to attend the hearing, and has been disqualified from the results of the Sprint Race.

“Having also been observed transitioning from the support paddock to the race pitlane wearing just one glove and holding a phone in his hand by a Technical Delegate, Ferrucci also violated both the Technical and Sporting Regulations for incorrect driver safety equipment and the prohibition of wireless transmission devices within the car. For these transgressions, he has earned a further €6000 in fines.”

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F118 hours ago

Mercedes not opposed to budget cap – Wolff

1ShareMercedes is not opposed to the introduction of a budget cap in formula one. Earlier, based on an interview in...

2019 F118 hours ago

There is more to come – Helmut Marko

1ShareHonda is promising more power, and Red Bull is determined to improve its chassis after the new works pairing impressed...

2019 F118 hours ago

Overtaking no easier in 2019 – Grosjean

1ShareOvertaking has not become easier with the new-for-2019 front wing designs. In a bid to help drivers to follow and...

2019 F118 hours ago

Former Bottas sponsor not responding to Bottas comments

1ShareValtteri Bottas’ former long-time sponsor is not commenting on whether he thinks the Mercedes’ driver’s comments were specifically addressed to...

2019 F118 hours ago

Five theories to explain Ferrari crisis

1ShareElements of the Italian media are wondering if Ferrari’s 2019 title hopes have collapsed after just a single race. The...

2019 F12 days ago

Red Bull not looking behind at Ferrari – Marko

1ShareRed Bull-Honda is setting its sights on championship leaders Mercedes, not the struggling Ferrari team. That is the claim of...

2019 F12 days ago

Too soon to say pressure getting to Gasly – Horner

1ShareBoss Christian Horner has backed new recruit Pierre Gasly after a difficult start to 2019 for the Red Bull driver....

2019 F12 days ago

Mercedes still opposed to budget cap – Wolff

1ShareToto Wolff has renewed Mercedes’ opposition to plans for team budget caps in 2021. In Melbourne, FIA president Jean Todt...

2019 F12 days ago

Ricciardo needs harder skin for midfield life – boss

1ShareCyril Abiteboul says Daniel Ricciardo may develop a “harder skin” for life further down the F1 grid. Having switched from...

2019 F12 days ago

Italian press blasts weak Vettel

1ShareMattia Binotto says Ferrari is not panicking after a bad start to the 2019 season. The entire paddock was stunned...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media