The Formula-2 driver was fined for using the phone while drivingJuly 9, 2018
Pilot of Formula 2 Santino Ferrucci three times broke the rules for one race, including using a mobile phone while driving. For this organizers of the championship in two stages removed the American from the race and fined for 60 thousand euros.
After the Formula 2 race at Silverstone, the 24-year-old Ferrucci ran into Trident’s team-mate Arjun Maini. The team found out that on the circle of returning to the pits, the pilot deliberately crashed into the right rear wheel of the car Maini. In addition, the American did not come to explain the collegium of sports commissioners. Because of this, the judges decided to fine the rider for 60 thousand euros and to remove him from the races for the next two stages (in Budapest and Spa).
At the same meeting, the sports commissioners considered another incident between the pilots of Trident. Ferrucci in the fourth turn of the road intentionally squeezed out of the road outside the asphalt road when the Indian pilot tried to overtake him. In connection with the athlete’s non-appearance, the judges decided to cancel his result in the race.
Haas junior Santino Ferrucci banned for 4 races after being found guilty of deliberately crashing into his team-mate & driving an F2 car to the race pits while using a mobile phone. He also declined to attend when summoned by stewards
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In addition, the American received another penalty – for using the phone in the cockpit of a racing car. The technical delegate of the race remarked that when Ferruchy drove his car from the paddock to the pit lane, he had no fireproof glove on his hand – an American had a mobile phone in it. For this, he was fined six thousand euros.
Formula-2 – a prestigious racing class, considered the last step before the Formula-1. Maini and Ferrucci are both part of the support program for young pilots of the American Formula One team Haas F1 Team. The best result of Ferrucci was the sixth place on the stage in Baku. With seven points he takes eighteenth place in the championship. Маини – the fifteenth with 23 points on the account.
Racers of Formula-2 compete on identical Dallara cars with 620-strong V4 3.4 turbo-motors of Mecachrome company. All twelve stages are held jointly with the Formula-1 Grand Prix. Within each weekend there are two races.