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Karting Driver Facing Life Ban After Throwing An Object On The Track In All-Time Meltdown

Karting Driver Facing Life Ban After Throwing An Object On The Track In All-Time Meltdown

Luca Corberi is facing a life ban from professional karting after throwing an object onto the track into oncoming drivers.

The Italian youngster had just been forced to retire from the race early after colliding with fellow driver Paolo Ippolito in an innocuous incident at the FIA Karting World Championships.

But instead of returning to the pits to take out his anger elsewhere, Corberi had one of the most shocking meltdowns the sporting world has seen in recent years.

And as a result, Corberi put the lives of his opponents in serious danger.

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It's understood the young driver was forced to retire from the race after making contact with Ippolito.

While Corberi's kart was being attended to by race marshals, he appeared to pick up a bumper rail from the track and waited for his rival to make his way around the circuit again.

As more drivers passed him, Corberi clearly singled out Ippolito and waited for him to appear before throwing the bumper right in his path.

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Thankfully, the pack of drivers managed to swerve out of the way and narrowly avoided the big object.

Had they of hit it, you can only begin to imagine the injuries they would have sustained.

The video makes for awful viewing.

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Even the race commentators couldn't believe what they were seeing.

"What is Luca Corberi playing at?" one of them said.

"Oh Luca Corberi, what on earth is he doing. I'm sorry, that is absolutely unacceptable."

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The raging driver then casually strolled across the track following his temper tantrum.

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"Luca Corberi makes himself public enemy number one," the commentator continued.

"I'm sorry, that is absolutely unacceptable.

"He's going to completely negate the officials. They're going to walk across the circuit. Luca Corberi is walking in and he should be waiting at the marshal post.

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"I would guess that it wasn't an engine seizure. He clearly feels that somebody has done him wrong, in some way."

And the chaos didn't stop there.

Footage later emerged of Corberi attacking a driver (most likely Ippolito) in the pits after the race.

The scary vision shows Corberi running at the other driver before trying to rip off his helmet to throw more punches.

Fans on social media were quick to condemn the 23-year-old for his action, and even called for officials to ban him.

One user tweeted: "I hear Luca Corberi is writing a book... 'How To End Your Career Before It Has Begun'."

While another said: "Wouldn't expect this at a local kart track never mind the FIA Karting World Championship final! Luca Corberi what on earth!"

Even Formula One world champion Jenson Button chimed in: "Luca Corberi has just destroyed any chance he had at a racing career after his disgusting behaviour today at the FIA Karting World champs. His father owns the circuit and is seen power driving the guy into a wall, Life ban for both of these idiots please."

Corberi now faces the nervous wait to see whether the FIA slap him with a life ban.

Featured Image Credit: FIA

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Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.