Middleton duly swept past to take third and although losing time during the latter stages through backmarker
traffic maintained third for a terrific podium return.
Verstappen, 21, was leading on lap 44 in Sao Paulo when backmarker
Ocon tried to unlap himself and the pair collided.
The British racer, who has throughout the season taken minimal risk, believes the leader has more to lose in trying to battle a backmarker
and has to take a safety-first approach and leave more space than needed.
He (Ocon) been an trying to do then backmarker
stupid Max Verstappen was still seething with rage after the incident on lap 44.
I was do my job, and suddenly a backmarker
taking stupid risks.
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George Gentle (Lewis Welshpool) another new recruit for the division, took the second Novice race from backmarker
Kiplyn (Williams Brecon) with Tyssul T Opal (Atherton-Rees Narberth) in third.
Arthur Morgan, who on New Year's Day had made history by becoming the first and, as it turned out, the only Welshman to have won the Scottish Powderhall, was backmarker
and conceded 11 yards to Jack Mills.
"Taking my first podium is fantastic, the team did a great job and I felt really comfortable leading from pole", said the Fortec Motorsports driver, "Everything was going perfectly until the backmarker
got in the way, as soon as I'd made my decision to go to the inside to pass him he swerved in front of me and I had to slow down."
The Finn exited the pits just as Grosjean, who had been held up by a backmarker
, came screaming down the main straight, which caused their engineers to sweat as they went through turn one side by side.
Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted the group should be a "backmarker
" for pay.
Hamilton said: "Once I got by I gave everything until I got stuck behind a backmarker
and on some dirt."