Scot takes F1 car over Indian bridge at more than five times the speed limit
13 October 2009

Racing driver David Coulthard has incurred the wrath of Indian officials by travelling at more than five times the speed limit during a Red Bull F1 demonstration run over the Rajiv Ghandi Sea Link in Mumbai.

The Scot was demonstrating the Red Bull F1 car in front of a crowd of an estimated 50,000 people, but upset officials when he was recorded travelling at 162mph. The highest speed limit on the bridge is 62mph, and in places it is 31mph.

See hi-res pictures from David Coulthard's demonstration runs

Coulthard had been warned prior to the event to respect the 62mph limit - and as a result of his actions the event's organisers have been fined almost £20,000.

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation issued a statement which read: "We respect David for helping put the Link on the global map. But he crossed the speed limit and we will have to recover the penalty. We will not return the organisers' deposit."

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13 October 2009

ungrateful bleeders, should have done it in a Tata Nano !

13 October 2009

[quote pabs] ungrateful bleeders, [/quote]

Too right. There are apparently no rules on Indian roads and most vehicles are death traps yet he gets fined for speeding. Hypocracy!

13 October 2009

[quote Autocar]Racing driver David Coulthard has incurred the wrath of Indian officials [/quote]

SPOILSPORTS !

13 October 2009

The fine should be paid in 1,464,528 single Rupee coins if they exist.

13 October 2009

I have a problem with him being referred to as a racing driver.

13 October 2009

[quote golfman]I have a problem with him being referred to as a racing driver.[/quote]

Retired racing driver?

13 October 2009

[quote golfman]

I have a problem with him being referred to as a racing driver.

[/quote]

why?

he still holds an FIA super licence, he still takes part in racing events, he is still a redbull driver and could end up back in the car should somthing happen at brazil.

just because he no longer races in F1 doenst mean he isnt a racing driver. would you not call Jackie stewart, sterling moss, jean alesi racing drivers? they all still do the ocational race you know!

13 October 2009

I doubt anyone paid any fine, the 'wrath' of the officials is a nice way of publicising Red Bull & Mumbai. Booking an F1 car for a demonstration and getting shirty when it goes over 100 km/h is idiotic, all a construct of the press office I reckon...


13 October 2009

What if he had been driving a Force India F1 car ?????

13 October 2009

Wonder if they also fined him for having no registration plates, no tax, no headlights, no indicators, illegal tyres etc.

...or could the fine be a publicity stunt?

Doh!

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