Haas development driver and banned F2 racer Santino Ferrucci has seen his contract with Trident Motorsport terminated by the Italian junior outfit.
The 20-yrear-old American driver was banned by the FIA last week for two events - Hungary and Spa - of the Formula 2 championship after his controversial actions at Silverstone.
Ferrucci deliberately ran into the back of his Trident team mate Arjun Maini's car on the cool down lap of the sprint race, but the young man was also hit with a hefty €66,000 fine for some illegal multi-tasking ordriving his car from the paddock to the grid without a glove on and while holding a mobile phone!
Furthermore, according to Trident, Ferrucci failed to fulfill his financial obligations with the team, putting him clearly in breach of contract.
Trident issued the following statement:
"Trident Motorsport informs to have communicated to Santino Ferrucci and to its guarantor, a company represented by Mr. Michael Ferrucci, the termination of the contract with the Team.
"This decision was motivated by the events - which are now of public domain - occurred at Silverstone, as well as by the serious breach of driver's payment obligations.
"Since the beginning of the championship, the driver justified its payment default with alleged failure by his sponsors to fulfil their obligations.
"It seems weird that, despite such kind of issues, Santino Ferrucci had the resources needed to enter the Detroit IndyCar race from June 1-3 while, at the same time, he was not honoring his agreement with Trident Motorsport.
"Trident gave mandate to its lawyers in order to activate all the procedures needed to fully recover its credits towards the driver."