Last weekend, the FIA sent Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen to ABB FIA Formula E's Marrakech E-Prix. There he would serve one of the two days of public service he was given for shoving Esteban Ocon after the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix.
So misbehave in F1, and among the grimmest sanctions a driver can face is to be forced to attend an FE event. Well, that's at least what the howling Twitter mob decided was the case.
To a certain extent they were right. Was Verstappen really about to attend the second race of the 2018/19 FE campaign of his own volition? F1 team bosses Toto Wolff, Cyril Abiteboul and Frederic Vasseur were all there. But then they each had clear reasons to attend: Wolff's wife Susie is the Venturi team principal and his Mercedes squad is about the enter the championship via the current HWA entry; Abiteboul is a senior management figure within the Nissan-Renault alliance; and Vasseur co-founded the Spark company that builds FE's cars. But Verstappen? There was no other compelling reason for him to go, unless he had suddenly developed an abiding interest in electric racing.