Ilott left "shocked" by Mazepin punch-up

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Valentin Khorounzhiy
By: Valentin Khorounzhiy
Apr 23, 2016, 8:34 AM

European F3 driver Callum Ilott said he was "shocked" by the post-practice run-in with rival Nikita Mazepin at the Hungaroring, which left the Briton with a bruised face.

Callum Ilott, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F312 - Mercedes-Benz
Callum Ilott, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F312 - Mercedes-Benz
Nikita Mazepin, HitechGP, Dallara F312 - Mercedes-Benz
Nikita Mazepin, HitechGP, Dallara F312 - Mercedes-Benz
Infographic Callum Ilott, Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara F312 – Mercedes-Benz

The former Red Bull junior was involved in a punch-up with Force India development driver Mazepin after second qualifying, for which the Russian received a one-race ban.

"I'm obviously shocked," Ilott told Motorsport.com. "It was unexpected but I'm fine.

"The stewards have taken action and now I just want to get back in the car."

Ilott, driving for Van Amersfoort Racing, claimed a maiden win at Paul Ricard last time out.

After the Mazepin incident, the Briton went on to qualify ninth, 14th and 14th for the three respective races of the weekend.

"Quali didn't go as expected, so we're starting further back than we hoped," Ilott conceded.

"There's more in the car to come."

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Series F3 Europe
Event Hungaroring
Location Hungaroring
Drivers Callum Ilott , Nikita Mazepin
Author Valentin Khorounzhiy
Article type Breaking news