October 5, 2020 7:08:47 pm
Luca Corberi, a kart driver, had a meltdown on the racecourse on Sunday when he threw his bumper at a rival participant mid-race which has led to former Formula 1 driver Jenson Button calling for a life-ban for him.
Corberi was forced to retire nine laps into the 23-lap KZ Final race following a collision with Paolo Ippolito. But instead of retreating from the Lonato track, which is owned by his family, he purposely waited for Ippolito to come round again.
The 23-year-old Italian then picked up his broken-off bumper and threw at his fellow countryman. According to reports, Ippolito avoided any injury.
After the conclusion of the race, Corberi initiated a pit brawl with Ippolito which was captured on camera.
Outrageous scenes in the FIA Karting World Championship final at the Lonato circuit as Luca Corberi – whose family operate the venue – threw his bumper at a rival and ignored marshals as he stormed off across the track after an incident. pic.twitter.com/PgCPs9JLlH
— RaceFans (@racefansdotnet) October 4, 2020
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Button, who is the 2009 Formula 1 world champion, has now called on CIK-FIA Karting president Felipe Massa to take action.
“Luca Corberi just destroyed any chance he had at a racing career after his disgusting behaviour at the FIA World champs,” Button tweeted.
Luca Corberi has just destroyed any chance he had at a racing career after his disgusting behaviour today at the FIA Karting World champs. His father owns the circuit and is seen power driving the guy into a wall, Life ban for both of these idiots please https://t.co/uzWD1cDJ9w
— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) October 4, 2020
“His father owns the circuit and is seen power driving the guy into a wall. Life ban for both these idiots please.”
On the track, France’s Jeremy Iglesias was crowned world champion after beating Netherlands’ Marijn Kremers.
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