Motor racing driver on the phone and takes out teamate

F2 driver banned for bumping, cellphone in car

Haas F1 Team junior driver Santino Ferrucci has been suspended from racing in Formula 2 for the next two race weekends and could be out of a drive completely after a series of freaky incidents at the British Grand Prix. "I used extremely poor judgement at the conclusion of the race getting far too close to my team mate Arjun Maini and swerved away only to graze his tire, very fortunately causing no damage or issue to his auto".

Then, for good measure, he was subsequently reprimanded by series officials for piloting his racecar with one hand on the wheel and the other-gloveless-holding his cell phone.

The American was also disqualified from the Sprint Race results at Silverstone for a separate incident when he forced Maini off the track. This breached regulations around safety equipment and violated a ban on wireless transmission devices within the auto.

The Haas F1 Team junior driver was fined €60,000 and banned from the next two rounds at the Hungaroring and Spa over the incident.

"I realize I have embarrassed many people and I apologize to my Sponsors, Trident, my fellow drivers, Haas F1, FIA, FIA F2, my fans, friends and family".

Trident also tweeted on Sunday evening to elaborate on the situation. I just did my drug test so I'm all clear.

"I've seen the incident once on the TV when they showed the race", Haas boss Guenther Steiner said when asked about the actions of the team's development driver who has been involved in in-season testing with Haas in 2016 and 2017. "I didn't really realise, I didn't hear the audio, but I was made aware that there are some problems".

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"I said I'm not gonna deal with them today, because we have a race to go to".

"I'm going to deal with them in the week so I will get more information".

"I've seen it, I'm aware of it, but at the moment I don't have enough information - or informed - to make a decision".

Actions speak louder than words, as it seems. A video later emerged, and Ferrucci took to social media to retaliate. The message was to read "Trump-Make America Great Again", but was denied, as "competitors taking part in worldwide competitions are not allowed to affix to their automobiles advertising that is political in nature", per Article 10.6.2 (a) of the global Sporting Code.

In total, the 20-year-old was slapped with several fines adding up to more than $100,000.

Haas junior Santino Ferrucci was blocked from running President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan on the side of his Formula Two vehicle at the weekend.

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