Esteban Ocon has been given three penalty points on his licence for his collision with Max Verstappen in the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The stewards ruled Ocon was entirely to blame for the incident.
“The driver of car 31 (Esteban Ocon) was a lapped car. The stewards noted that he had new Super Soft tyres. Ocon attempted a pass on the leader, car 33 (Max Verstappen) to un-lap himself at the outside of turn one.
“The stewards determined that he failed to complete the pass at turn one, and as a lapped car, fought the leader for track position, causing the collision at turn two with the race leader.”
Vertappen and Ocon’s team radio during the incident.
Verstappen: “I have this Force India behind, me pushing.”
To Verstappen: “Understood. yeah he’s out on fresh supers.”
Verstappen: “What a [censored by FOM] idiot. What a [censored by FOM] idiot.”
To Verstappen: “Alright, calm yourself down for the moment Max.”
Verstappen: “Yeah I have massive floor damage. [Censored by FOM]. Give me directions with tools.”
To Verstappen: “Yep just looking through the data now.”
Verstappen: “On the pictures, pictures you can see what’s actually broken.”
To Verstappen: “Yeah we’ve lost load on the pod front. We’re measuring it. I’ll give you an update on data and what you can do with tools. For the moment you know what you can feel so get on that and be proactive.”
To Verstappen: “Alright Max we have lost a significant amount of downforce. We think it’s fairly well-balanced. You’re just going to have to manage.”
Ocon: “I don’t think I need to comment what happened. He didn’t leave me space.”
To Ocon: “Yep you were ahead and he didn’t leave you space, I understand.”
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