Max Verstappen has served part of his community service hours observing the stewards at last weekend’s Marrakesh ePrix.
Verstappen was handed the punishment when he pushed a shoved fellow rival Esteban Ocon around in the FIA Garage at last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The aggravated attack stemmed from an earlier incident on-track where Verstappen was denied victory colliding with Ocon as he tried to lap the Frenchman into the first corner complex.
The 21-year old is still required to complete another day of “public service”, however, the Red Bull Racing driver expressed his positivity for the work the stewards do.
“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.”
Mahindra’s Jérôme d’Ambrosio won the action-packed Marrakesh ePrix taking the lead late in the race when BMW i Andretti teammates António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims collided at the front of the field.
“It was a really exciting race,” Verstappen added. “I’ve of course followed Formula E a bit on TV but I’ve never been in the paddock, and I really enjoyed the day. The championship is clearly growing and there are a lot of manufacturers here, so I think it’s a cool series.”
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