Update: After the FIA, the driver himself reacts on karting incident

Update: After the FIA, the driver himself reacts on karting incident

05-10-2020 14:23 Last update: 21:32

The FIA states that they have launched an investigation into the bizarre karting incident that took place in Lonato this weekend. One of the drivers attacked his opponent after he retired from the race.

Investigation by the FIA

Luca Corberi was furious after dropping out of the world karting championship in Lonato, Italy. The images of the strange incident travel all over the world. The FIA has also seen the footage and says in a statement that they will investigate the case.

"The FIA and ACI are deeply concerned by the disturbing events that occurred yesterday during the FIA Karting KZ World Championship in Lonato, Italy involving drivers, team members and track officials. The FIA has launched an immediate investigation in to the incidents," a statement read on the FIA website.

Drivers advocate lifelong suspension

Drivers, journalists and fans all over the world are angry at what happened. Jenson Button announced earlier today on Twitter that he hopes for a lifelong suspension for Corberi and his father.

Update 15:38: Corberi responds to events

Corberi reacted to the events of last Sunday. The Italian apologizes to the entire motorsport world. "There are no excuses to explain why I took such a scandalous action. This is something I have never done in my fifteen-year career," he says on Facebook.

"After the race, I had to come to the stewards, I asked them to take away my licence because I am fully aware of my mistakes. They can't do this because of international rules, so don't be angry with them, they did what they could," Corberi continues. The full message can be read on his Facebook page.