British F1 star, Lewis Hamilton, banned for speeding in France
19 December 2007

Lewis Hamilton has been banned from driving for a month after being clocked at 122mph in an 85mph limit on a French motorway.The 22-year old McLaren driver was fined £430 and had his Mercedes impounded.Hamilton gained celebrity status this year after missing out on the F1 championship by only one point in his rookie year, losing the title to Ferrari driver, Kimi Raikkonen.French police said that Hamilton was "courteous" despite receiving an instant ban for being almost 40mph over the speed limit, and they even gave him a lift back to the hotel.Good thing; after that fine he probably couldn't afford a taxi.

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19 December 2007

Looks like Lewis is maybe bringing back a true racing chraracter to F1...!

Not that I'm condoning it of course....

20 December 2007

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