Verstappen to do public service at Morocco Formula E race

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Max Verstappen will have an opportunity to check out the merits of Formula E in Marrakesh this weekend as part of his public service duties for his run-in with Esteban Ocon in Brazil past year.

"Max Verstappen will attend the Marrakesh E-Prix as a result of the stewards" decision at the 2018 Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix, ' the statement said.

Verstappen, who has five Grand Prix victories to his name, was handed the penalty at Interlagos after a clash with Esteban Ocon, who was attempting to un-lap himself midway through the race.

The Red Bull driver lost the lead in a collision with backmarker Ocon, with Lewis Hamilton then winning.

The FIA took a dim view on Verstappen's actions and ordered him to serve two days of "public service", having deemed the Dutchman to have damaged Formula 1's reputation with his actions.

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Verstappen, 21, will work alongside the stewards at the Formula E event, the second round of this season's all-electric series, on Saturday.

Verstappen was later filmed pushing and squaring up to Ocon in the FIA weighing area and was given the public service sanction by way of punishment for the indiscretion.

Verstappen shoved Ocon in a fiery post-race incident.

"I'm definitely not going to look silly because I think I am anyway already very harshly treated by that", he said.

Verstappen also said in Brazil, when asked about electric racing, that Formula E seemed to be becoming more interesting but petrol engines were his thing. "So we'll find something suitable".

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