Volatile American, Santino Ferrucci has been fired by the Trident team in F2, after the junior driver of the Haas F1 team was prevented from racing the next four races after a bizarre incident at the Silverstone race.
The ban was imposed after Ferrucci bumped deliberately into teammate Arjun Maini’s car after the race ended, for reasons known only to him. He further antagonised himself with an angry reply to a tweet by Sky Sports reporting the same.
But his misery was further compounded after Trident released a statement saying that the Haas F1 junior could no longer drive for them. Apart from the incident, they were also displeased about the fact that he had not paid certain amounts due by him.
“This decision was motivated by the events- which are now of public domain- occurred at Silverstone, as well as by the serious breach of driver’s payment obligations”, read the statement by Trident.
“Since the beginning of the championship, the driver justified its payments’ default with alleged failure by his sponsors to fulfil their obligations.”
“It seems weird that, despite such kinds of issues, Santino Ferrucci had the resources needed to enter the Detroit Indy race from June 1st to 3rd while, at the same time, he was not honouring his agreement with Trident Motorsport”, it explained.
The incident is sure to enrage Haas F1 boss, Guenther Steiner, who would have been looking to groom his countryman for a future drive in F1 for his team.
It will hamper his chances of making it to the top level of racing, as he would have to look for a new team or find another way to earn the super license needed to drive in F1.
Currently, his options in racing lie in IndyCar, where he participated in Detroit or he would have to start over from scratch in the underlings of European racing series.f1