Ocon explains "crazy" Verstappen incident during Vegas F1 qualifying
During qualifying for the Formula 1 race, there was a heated exchange between Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon. Ocon passed several cars, including Verstappen, in order to get a clear lap and adhere to the FIA’s rules. Verstappen was visibly frustrated and retaliated by forcing Ocon off the track. This incident affected Ocon’s performance and he ended up in 17th place. Ocon expressed his disappointment and stated that he had no choice but to go for the lap due to traffic and the need to comply with the rules. He also emphasized the difference in positions between him and Verstappen. This unfortunate qualifying session follows a series of setbacks for Ocon throughout the season. Despite the challenges, Ocon remains hopeful and believes that the pace of his car is promising for the upcoming race.