Verstappen's public service could include working with race stewards - Todt

01-12-2018 08:48
by Bobby Vincent
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Verstappen's public service could include working with race stewards - Todt

Max Verstappen might have to work with race stewards as part of his public service, after the Dutchman was sentenced to it after pushing Esteban Ocon on numerous occasions following their incident at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

WATCH: Verstappen shoves Ocon!

FIA president Jean Todt has said to Sky Sports that Formula 1 drivers must learn to show more respect in their actions and has said that Verstappen might have to work with race stewards for his punishment.

"When you have these kinds of exposures, this kind of fame, it gives you also responsibilities," Todt said. "So it means that whatever your emotions you must be able to control them. And to respect your supporters, to respect your word.

"If not you have some consequences. But I will say the consequences finally are quite small. Rightly so.

"What it'll be (Verstappen's punishment), honestly nothing has been decided. But clearly it has to be something that will be supportive to the Formula 1 world, supportive to the racing world.

"Maybe a contribution to work closer with some stewards or some officials during some training, during some eductation groups. We have different things which are going to happen next year.

"Maybe participate (in) a group panel of stewards in another category of motorsport to put yourself in the other side and understand that it's not always easy. But I'm sure we'll find some constructive programmes."

Verstappen said in Abu Dhabi, that he thought the sentence for his push was "harsh".

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