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2018-07-09 11:48

Robin Classen

Image: FIA Formula 2

Formula 2 Racer and Haas Formula 1 junior driver Santino Ferrucci has been handed a suspension for texting while driving and intentionally hitting his team mate.

According to Motorsport.comthe incident took place during a cool down lap where he hit his team mate Arjun Maini.

Refusing to own up

He was disqualified and fined €6 000 for the collision and also refused to attend a subsequent hearing, which means he misses the next two races in the series.

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According to Motorsport.com, Ferrucci was seen making his way from the support paddock to the race pitlane wearing just one glove and holding a phone in his hand.

His team, Trident Racing confirmed to the stewards that the move was premeditated and intentional and will miss the next two races that takes place in Budapest and Spa-Francorchamps.

A case such as this is very much unheard of and is the last place to be using a phone, considering the speeds Formula cars can attain.

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