Furious Max Verstappen comes to blows with Esteban Ocon in astonishing paddock meltdown

RAGING Max Verstappen almost came to blows with Esteban Ocon after his hopes of victory in Brazil were snatched away from him.

Verstappen, 21, was leading at Interlagos, ahead of Lewis Hamilton, when he attempted to lap Ocon.

 Max Verstappen almost came to blows with Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian GP

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Max Verstappen almost came to blows with Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian GP
 The Dutchman collided with the French ace after attempting to overtake him

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The Dutchman collided with the French ace after attempting to overtake him

But the Racing Point Force India driver was in no mood to be overtaken as he held his ground against the Red Bull ace.

And that led to a collision, causing Verstappen’s car to momentarily shoot up into the air before spinning off, allowing eventual winner Hamilton to take the lead.

The Dutchman unleashed a furious X-rated rant over the Red Bull team radio, saying: “What a f**king idiot, what a f**king idiot.

“I hope I can't find him now in the paddock because that guy has a f**king problem. What a ****. The car was amazing the whole race.”

 Verstappen confronted Ocon inside the paddocks after he cost him victory in South America

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Verstappen confronted Ocon inside the paddocks after he cost him victory in South America
 Ocon pleaded his innocence after being pushed several times by Verstappen

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Ocon pleaded his innocence after being pushed several times by Verstappen

But Verstappen did find his foe back in the paddock and angrily confronted the 22-year-old.

He marched straight over to Ocon and shoved him several times as his foe pleaded his innocence before Verstappen stomped away while continuing to point and shout at the Frenchman.

Ocon was handed a 10-second penalty after he was deemed to have caused the collision.

Hamilton took advantage of the clash by claim victory and help Mercedes to retain the constructors’ championship.

 

RAGING Max Verstappen almost came to blows with Esteban Ocon after his hopes of victory in Brazil were snatched away from him.