Verstappen Faces Jail Over Wife Assault
Former F1 driver, and successful sportscar racer Jos Verstappen could be facing a jail sentence if he is found guilty of assault and harrassment when he appears in a Dutch court this week.
The 36 year old racer, who spent time in F1 with Benetton, Minardi and Arrows to name a few has recently bveen racing in Le Mans series.
He admitted to a court that he was having relationship problems with his wife, former karting racer Sophie Kumpen, but believed legal proceedings were one step too far.
Kumpen claims he harrassed her and their children, sent threatening text messages, assaulted her and slashed the tyres of her car.