by Paweł Surynowicz
“I’ve decided to don’t take part to any other motorsport competition for the rest of my life, that’s not a self justice, it’s simply the right thing to do” – wrote Luca Corberi on his social profile on October 5th, one day after the Lonato incidents. The whole world, not only karting, learned from the Italian’s statement that we will not see him in any races again. However, as the Corberi case is closely followed, it can be concluded that his statement was fake.
Luca Corberi and his father Marco have been the main negative heroes of karting in the last few months. The shocking behavior of the 23-year-old driver during the KZ world championship finals, when he threw a bumper at Paolo Ippolito, then ignored the referees and went off the track, and a fight of … his father (managing the track !!!) in a park ferme, forever came a patch of the villains of both Corberi. The whole world saw it, and the whole world reacted to it.
Some people downplayed the incident, saying that everyone was nervous, especially during such an important competition – for the title of world champion. There were many drivers in this group. “Oh comon, nothing happened, keep playing”… Oddly enough, some of them have achieved similar achievements, of course on a micro scale. Others demanded the Corberi heads and exemplary punishment of their son and father with a lifetime ban from motorsports events. “Life ban for both of these idiots please” – wrote on Twitter F1 world champion Jenson Button, and these words were supported by almost 25,000 fans following his profile. I also had my opinion, which I presented immediately after these events and in subsequent articles. But I will repeat it again. I am in favor of a severe punishment that would inevitably deter potential followers. Why? Because Corberi was a follower too. And today she is behaving extremely cynically.
If all the participants of the fights during the FIA competition were severely and consistently punished, some drivers would not be able to continue their sports careers. Well, there would be no team in the karting paddock, which is the official Charles Leclerc factory team. Why? Because its boss and founder once played the role of a boxer in the race. Certainly there would not be a few drivers in F1, F2, F3, and the trace of a few others would have been lost long ago. Some of them atoned for their antics, fights, scandalous behavior, serving suspended sentences, but some missed justice altogether. If severely punished, there would be no Corberi antics. Only the inevitability and the amount of the penalty can deter potential followers. Want to fight someone on the track? Remember, you’ll get a huge punishment and … you’ll get it for sure!
On the example of Corberi, we can trace the mechanism of a strange social correctness, which is undoubtedly behind gigantic money and deals, but above all cynicism and real evil, which can be observed in indulgence. And indulgence makes room for indifference. Indifference to the evil it spreads and continues through this. And it showed its face on October 4, 2020 at the track in Lonato.
In addition, Luca Corberi’s statement was issued immediately after the Lonato incidents under the so-called the public. It cannot be received otherwise. First, Luca announced that he would resign from being a driver for the rest of his life. Now he is withdrawing from it, because how else can you read an appeal to cancel the penalty imposed by the FIA? And we know that a few years ago Luca decided to end his sports career. But he changed his mind. He returned shortly before the KZ 2020 world championship. Now he makes an appeal, which is motivated by the fact that he has already received a penalty for behavior in Lonato. He was disqualified from the competition, which should close the topic, because you cannot punish twice for the same thing. He probably changed his mind again and has a plan to get back on track.
Luca! Withdraw your appeal and leave the sport …
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