Verstappen completes public service day at Formula E

Max Verstappen has completed the first of its two days of public service enforced by the FIA by observing the work of stewards in the Formula E race in Marrakech.

Verstappen got the punishment after his physical exchange with Esteban Ocon during last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix, although the precise nature of his public service had not yet been determined.

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“It is interesting to see it from the other side – normally you can not spend a whole day with the stewards!”, Said the Dutchman in a statement from the FIA.

“Everyone does their own work over the weekend, and it’s good to really see what it takes to make these important decisions – sometimes a decision might not be fun for a certain person, but it must be taken and you have to follow rules.

“I think it’s good to experience different things in racing instead of just sitting in the car – to be here and this kind of work has been constructive for me.”

Verstappen had positive words for the all-electric championship.

“I’ve of course followed Formula E a bit on TV but I’ve never been in the paddock, and I really enjoyed the day,” he said.

“First of all, it was a really exciting race.

“The championship is clearly growing and there are a lot of manufacturers here, so I think it’s a cool series.”