Santino Ferrucci has been disqualified from Sunday’s Formula 2 sprint race and subsequently handed a two-event ban following a barrage of incidents.
The most notable incident was on the cooldown lap following the conclusion of the 21-lap race, where the American appeared to deliberately hit the back of Trident team-mate Arjun Maini.
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The Haas junior drivers also came to blows earlier in the race as Ferrucci forced Maini off the Silverstone circuit at turn four and also in Saturday’s feature race where once again Ferrucci left his team-mate with nowhere to go other than off the track.
Ferrucci refused to show up when summoned to the steward’s room, resulting in exclusion from the sprint race classification, a two-event ban and a hefty fine of €60,000.
In a separate incident Ferrucci was fined a further €6,000 after being found to have taken a glove off to use his phone as he drove from the support paddock to the pit lane.
Campos Racing driver Luca Ghiotto also fell foul of the stewards, having failed to stick to the minimum delta time at the end of the virtual safety car period. The Italian was handed a five-second time penalty as a result.
Ghiotto drops to tenth place in the classification following his penalty, promoting Ralph Boschung into the final points-paying position.