THIS is the shocking moment kart driver Luca Corberi throws his bumper at a rival mid-race during an astonishing meltdown that has led to calls for him to be banned for life.

Corberi, 23, from Italy, also started a pit brawl with Paolo Ippolito – and the whole thing was captured on camera.

Corberi walks to the edge of the track carrying the bumper

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Corberi walks to the edge of the track carrying the bumper
The driver stands waiting for his moment to strike

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The driver stands waiting for his moment to strike
He then launches the bumper at Ippolito from close range

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He then launches the bumper at Ippolito from close range
Corberi also ignored stewards as they tried to get him off the circuit safely

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Corberi also ignored stewards as they tried to get him off the circuit safely
Button demanded a lifetime ban for 'idiot' Corberi after his horrific meltdown

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Button demanded a lifetime ban for ‘idiot’ Corberi after his horrific meltdown

His sickening acts have prompted former F1 world champion Jenson Button to demand he be banned for life.

Corberi’s rage went through the roof during a FIA Karting World Championship race.

He was forced to retire nine laps into the 23-lap KZ Final race following a collision with Ippolito.

Rather than retreat from the Lonato track – which was believed to have been built and is still owned by his family – Corberi purposely waited for Ippolito to come round again.

He then picked up his broken-off bumper and launched at his fellow countryman – who reportedly avoided injury.

But it did not stop there.

Cameras later picked up Corberi – who used to race against current F1 star Lance Stroll – attacking what apparently was Ippolito in the pit after the race.

He is seen running full pelt at his rival, knocking him over then throwing punches.

Corberi - whose family built and own the track - is seen here with his parents

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Corberi – whose family built and own the track – is seen here with his parentsCredit: © Photo FIA Karting / KSP
Corberi then continued the attack in the pit lane afterwards

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Corberi then continued the attack in the pit lane afterwards
He shoved his rival into the fence and hammered down with punches

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He shoved his rival into the fence and hammered down with punches
Fellow drivers and workers rushed in to stop the scrap

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Fellow drivers and workers rushed in to stop the scrap
Ippolito felt the full force of Corberi's rage during the amazing attack

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Ippolito felt the full force of Corberi’s rage during the amazing attack

Other racers and pit lane workers then rush in to try to defuse the scrap.

Button has now called on CIK-FIA Karting president Felipe Mass to take action.

He tweeted: “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.”

Aside from the violence, Frenchman Jeremy Iglesias was crowned world champion after beating Dutch driver Marijn Kremers.

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