Haas investigating Santino Ferrucci's behaviour after F2 race ban
Haas development driver Santino Ferrucci is under investigation by the team for the transgressions he committed during the Formula 2 Sprint Race in Britain.
The American team is in the process of gathering all of the information possible about their junior driver with regards to his actions during the event at Silverstone.
"I’m aware of it, I’ve seen the incident once on the TV when they showed the race," commented team boss Guenther Steiner. "I was made aware that there is some problems, but I said I’m not going to deal with them today [Sunday] because we have got a race to go to.
"I’m going to deal with that one during the week when I’ve got 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 [about his future with Haas]."
Ferrucci was handed a two-round F2 ban which will see him miss the events in Hungary and Belgium after committing numerous offences during the day.
Ferrucci hit team-mate and fellow Haas development driver Arjun Maini during the race and also hit him again on the cooldown lap.
The Trident team was called to the stewards and told the officials it was a deliberate act on the American driver's part and have since made a statement about his 'unsportsmanlike' actions.
On both occasions, Ferrucci declined to visit the stewards which resulted in his ban, a €60,000 fine and also a disqualification from the results of the Sprint Race where he originally finished in 14th place.
He was also seen by an FIA technical delegate with only one glove on and a mobile phone in his hand while moving his Trident-run F2/18 from the support race paddock to the Formula 1 pit lane prior to the race, for which he was also fined a further €6000.
Ferrucci signed with Haas as their development driver in 2016 and has tested for them at two in-season tests in Silverstone 2016 and in Hungary 2017, where he completed nearly 2000 kilometres of on-track running.
He has also made an appearance in the IndyCar Series at the two races in the 'Dual In Detroit' for Dale Coyne Racing as a replacement for the injured Pietro Fittipaldi.