He then confronted his long-time rival in the paddock afterwards and was caught shoving him before being summoned to the stewards and handed his punishment.
Verstappen has said he will not be made “to look like an idiot” but FIA president Jean Todt insisted “it has to be something that will be supportive to the Formula One world”.
“It’s raw emotion but when you have these kinds of exposures, this kind of fame, it gives you also responsibilities,” Todt told Sky Sports F1. “So it means that whatever your emotions you must be able to control them. And to respect your supporters, to respect your word.
“If not you have some consequences. But I will say the consequences finally are quite small. Rightly so.
“What will it be? Honestly nothing has been decided. But clearly it has to be something that will be supportive to the Formula 1 world, supportive to the racing world.
“Maybe a contribution to work closer with some stewards or some officials during some training, during some education groups. We have different things which are going to happen next year.
“Maybe participate in a group panel of stewards in another category of motorsport to put yourself in the other side and understand that it’s not always easy.
“But I’m sure we’ll find some constructive programmes.”
Team principal Mattia Binotto said during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend that Ferrari’s veto was “not only protecting us, but it’s protecting all the teams”.
However, now rival team principals of those other teams have come out against the idea of Ferrari keeping their veto.
When asked if she agreed with Binotto’s comments, Williams’ deputy team principal Claire Williams said: “No, I think it’s just silly, if I can be honest. I have a problem in our sport anyway in the fact I feel it’s far too democratic. I’ve been quite open about that.
“I feel that F1 and the FIA should take more ownership in the regulations. We want it too much in a collegiate way, which is detrimental when we all have our own agendas.
“We need to be looking at this sport and its sustainability for the future, protecting it and protecting the true DNA of that. Doing that by committee can be very difficult.
“I don’t think one team should have the right to a veto. That makes no sense to me at all.”
Williams’ stance was backed up by Red Bull’s Christian Horner and Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul, who were in the rare situation of agreeing with each other on something during a press conference in Monaco.
“You can view it two ways: it’s a safety net because they’re representing the teams but also they’re representing Ferrari,” Horner said. “Probably, if we’re going for a clean sheet of paper, it would make sense for it not to be there, as Claire says, the same rules for everyone.”
Abiteboul added: “We need F1 to be progressive, rather than defensive. An ability to block due process that can be perceived or deemed to be a positive for the sport is probably not good.
“We completely recognise the specific value of Ferrari to the sport, which can be reflected probably in the commercial agreement and not into the governance.”
May 27th 2018 was a big day for Australian motorsport.
Daniel Ricciardo had finally just won the Monaco Grand Prix after years of being the nearly man and a few hours later in Indianapolis, Will Power claimed the Indy 500.
For the last 12 months two thirds of the motorsport Triple Crown has been held by Australians.
While things have taken a turn for the worst for Ricciardo, his Renault has little-to-no chance of even a podium on Sunday, Power is still right at the front of the field and is confident he can repeat his 2018 heroics.
“It’s certainly a tight field – it’s actually the tightest field in history – but you never really come across any bad drivers or bad teams. So it’s going to be a fiercely competitive race,” he exclusively told FoxSports.com.au.
“So many people could win it. But we’re right where we need to be – the Chevy engine is certainly the one to have this year and I feel like we have a good shot at it.”
Of the three points of the Triple Crown (Le Mans 24, Monaco and Indy 500), Indianapolis is by far the biggest. In fact, it is the best-attended one-day sporting event in the world, with around 300,000 spectators expected each year.
It is also the oldest of the three, with the first running happening all the way back in 1911, and Power is aware of the prestige it holds and the honour of winning it and having his face sculpted into the side of the trophy.
“When you look at, the history of it is amazing. It’s been going for more than 100 years so it’s a very historic race. It’s still the largest single-day sporting event in the world – we get 300,000 people there on race day and you get your face on the Borg-Warner trophy.
“It is a very famous trophy, created in 1935, and has every winner’s face sculpted on it since 1911. It’s very prestigious to win that race and that’s why it means so much to anyone who competes in it.”
The only non-Aussie to hold one of the points on the Triple Crown last year was Fernando Alonso and was famously on the hunt to complete it at Speedway, Indiana this year, until the walls caved in on McLaren and he failed to qualify.
Power was surprised at McLaren’s failure but admitted it just goes to show how difficult the race is to qualify for, let alone win.
He also said it highlighted just how competitive IndyCar is at a time when its open-wheel racing rival Formula One is struggling to keep audiences captivated due to its increasingly stale predictability.
“I think the Spanish coverage is the one you’d lose a lot of viewers from,” Power said. “It’s sad to see him not make it.
“McLaren was on the back foot to get the backup car after he crashed in practice. I know the feeling, once you fall behind at this place it’s very hard to recover, you have to take all the track time you can and the field is so competitive now that you cannot leave anything on the table. You just can’t.
“It’s hard for a team to come in and try and do a one-off and expect to be at least competitive but for McLaren to not make the field was very surprising.
“That’s one good thing [that came from it]. Having Fernando actually come over showcases just how tough it is. It would have been nice if he made the field to race him but honestly these days it is so tough.
“When you look at a road course and the whole field is cover by less than a second… there just isn’t a series that is that competitive right now. There just isn’t when you look at purely open-wheel series then there’s nothing like it. I actually love it, it’s great, and the competition is great.”
Power will start the race from the second row of the grid in the early hours of Monday morning (AEST) but is confident he can move his Chevrolet to the front and challenge for a second Indy 500 crown.
And should he manage to climb that top step of the podium one more time, he has a special request for the sculptor responsible for creating the faces adorning the famous Borg-Warner trophy.
“Here’s to a better-looking face on the trophy! This time take a bit less off the nose would you?” Power laughed. “But I really hope I get another opportunity to fix that face up!”
Daniel Ricciardo has rued the changes made to his Renault between first and second practice at the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday which saw him slid down towards the bottom of the timesheets.
The Aussie ended FP1 in P11, with the sister Renault of Nico Hulkenberg in P7 in what was a largely encouraging session for the so-far underperforming French manufacturer.
Ricciardo and his team both identified areas where they felt changes could be made for the second session but those tweaks saw the duo drop down to P16 and P17, with only Lance Stroll and the Williams duo slower than 2018’s race winner here.
“Depressing is a depressing word,” Ricciardo said when asked if he was depressed by the second practice session.
“No, it’s obvious we’ve got some things to improve for sure. I didn’t expect to be that far down today, especially after the morning – I think we looked alright and I felt there were some easy places to improve our lap time.
“But in the afternoon I felt we didn’t really evolve with the track and we made some changes, but probably not for the best so at least we’ve learned from that.
“I’m still optimistic we can do better than what we did today and we’ve got a day to think about it now but of course it would be nice to see your times further up on the Thursday. On a positive note… it’s nice to be back driving around here. It’s still fun!”
Ricciardo dominated the whole weekend in Monaco last year, heading the timesheets in every practice and qualifying session before leading the race from start to finish to claim the chequered flag.
And he know the importance of qualifying on Saturday in Monaco more than any other circuit given the difficulty to overtake on this track.
“It’s one where you’ve really got to put it all out there,” he added. “Obviously if you crash, you’re at the back and your weekend’s done but you need to put everything out there because every place will really dictate your result more than any other track on the calendar.
“It’s important to put it all together on Saturday. I know how to do that but obviously it’s a bit more of a challenge this year.
“It’s easy to get excited but you have to try and stay calm as well – but if you’re too calm you’re leaving some lap time so it’s just getting that balance.
“Saturdays are usually for the boys but here they are for the men!”