Luca Corberi has been handed a 15-year racing ban for violent conduct at the 2020 FIA Karting World Championship event in Italy. The Italian, 23 at the time, crashed out of the event after a collision with Paolo Ippolito, and then threw the bumper of his kart towards Ippolito who was still racing.
Footage of the scene was widely shared on social media, as was a subsequent attack by Corberi on Ippolito in parc fermé. Parents of both karters joined the fray.
In its decision published last month, an FIA tribunal said that Corberi’s actions breached multiple articles of the FIA Statutes, Code of Good Conduct and Karting World Championship sporting regulations, declaring that “he is fully and completely guilty”.