Shamed Luca Corberi has quit karting and all forms of motorsport at the age of 23 after his chaotic meltdown.

Footage of the Italian driver’s behaviour went viral this week and he has since issued a groveling apology.

Corberi has offered to hand in his license after the carnage at the FIA Karting World Championship.

The race, which took place on the track his parents in fact built and own in Lombardy, was marred by the incredible scenes.

Nine laps into the 23-lap KZ final, Corberi had been forced to retire following a collision with rival driver Paolo Ippolito.

Instead of exiting the circuit safely, Corberi waited for Ippolito to come back around the track before he proceeded to launch his kart’s bumper at him.

Corberi stood on the side of the track waiting for Ippolito to drive past

Fortunately, the dangerous chuck caused no injury to either Ippolito or any other driver, but that was far from the end of the drama.

Corberi was later caught on camera attacking Ippolito in the pit area, and his father got involved too.

The behaviour was condemned worldwide and Jenson Button was among those who called for a lifetime ban.

On Facebook, Corberi has since reflected on his actions and wrote: "I'd like to apologise to the motorsport community for what I've done.

He waited for his rival before chucking the kart bumper
Tempers flared in the pits following the end of the race

"There are no excuses to explain why I've done such a disgraceful act.

"This has been something I've never done in the 15 years of my career, and I really hope it won't be seen by anybody else in the future.

"After the race, once I had been called by the sporting judges, I asked them to take my licence away because I was fully conscious about my irreparable mistakes.

"But as they showed me, they don't have the power for doing it, it's written in the international rules.

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"So please don't be against them, they were just doing their work in the best way they could.

"For this reason I've decided I won't take part in any other motorsport competition for the rest of my life.

"That's not a self-justice, it's simply the right thing to do.

"My family has been in karting since 1985, we've seen it grow, we've seen the best and the worst part of it.

Luca Corberi lost his head on the track his parents own
Paolo Ippolito was left stunned

"This episode will be remembered as one of the worst in our sport and that's something I'll never forget.

"I'm not asking any indulgence, because I don't deserve it. I will totally agree with the punishments required.

"I'm writing today to say sorry even if it's not enough, because after all the bad things that happened during this event, the worst ever has been done by me, a guy who loves this sport and, even after the worst day of his life, will still remember his good racing memories."

Formula One icon Felipe Massa, who is the president of CIK-FIA, karting's governing body, slammed his behaviour.

He said: "This behaviour is unacceptable in our sport. Those individuals will face the consequences of their actions."