• Aug 10, 2009
Are Formula One legends above the law when it comes to driving on public roads? No and that belief hasn't stopped a handful of drivers from getting into their fair share of trouble. Lewis Hamilton, for example, had his license revoked in France. Michael Schumacher, on the other hand, has gotten into an array of amusing fender-benders behind the wheel of "ordinary" vehicles. Now you can add to their ranks on Ross Brawn, the legendary race strategist responsible for countless race wins and world titles for Benetton, Ferrari and now his own championship-leading Brawn GP team.

The British motorsport engineer was reportedly busted by police in his native England going 100 miles per hour in a 70 zone behind the wheel of a Mercedes. He was set to appear in court last Tuesday, but rescheduled for September 4 once the grands prix in Spain and Belgium are done. When he does finally appear before the magistrate, Brawn could stand to lose his license. Just as well, because he can probably direct a chauffeur to drive even better than he can himself. Just ask Schumacher or Button.

[Source: BBC | Image: Paul Gilham/Getty]


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      N. H. Peters
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't blame the cops...I don't want to be on the highway with this guy nor any other driver going that fast. It only takes one instant to kill or be killed. Save the fancy driving for the track. Take his license.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is why we need variable speed limits to take into account driver skill. I wouldn't trust 60% of the motoring public to drive 100 mph, but Brawn can do it in his sleep.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed, plus a "Motorist re-education program" to remind motorists that the left lane is passing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Where the hell do you live where a 70mph zone has pedestrians, dogs, and children in the roads, Polly?

        What a maroon you are.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I wouldn't trust 90% to drive at 30 mph....
        • 5 Years Ago
        The lane classifications would only work on highways and expressways, where there are no intersections, roundabouts, children playing, etc.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If they don’t want me driving over 55 miles an hour then make all cars with a governor at top speed of 80 miles that pulls back to 65 miles an hour after 5mins of constant speeding over 65 miles an hour. Don’t give me a 350z, a BMW M3 or M5 or a Mustang GT and think I am always going to do the speed limit. That’s a bunch of BS They should have 2 express lanes on major high ways with no speed limit. Get the hell out the fast lane all you can’t drive MFers. NY people are known for doing 55 in the fast lanes holding up traffic.

      State troopers are only put on highways to generate million of dollars for the state and insurance companies. Tickets should only been issued for DUI, tailgating, road rage, erratic switching of lanes, not obeying stop signs, school zone, and traffic lights and littering. All other traffic fines are BS.

      Speeding should be exempt from major highway where there are no traffic lights.

      They should make old people over 65 drives in a slow lane and a create a lane for truckers only with the exception of passing another vehicle.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So, you are in favor of government imposed speed governing devices in cars? You need someone to control you since you can't control yourself? It certainly isn't your fault for speeding since you bought a car that can go fast - it's BMW's fault. Right. That's exactly the mentality that's ruining this country. Punish the freedom, not the crime. Why don't you go sue McDonalds for serving hot coffee or making you fat?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Having a governor in a car is the same as having a speed limit on the highways with state troopers. Only different is one allows you to break the law and generate money for government and insurance companies and the other stops you from breaking the law which eliminates million of dollars from government and waisted police man hours.
      Heidi
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's funny that we can't speed without consequence but our cars are made to often double the speed limit, at minimum. they like to make money off our speeding. www.meagan.freelife.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      how can you be this slow at reporting this crap

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfordshire/8183053.stm
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, Autoblog SUCKS for reporting things other than the car industry. If you're not going to post current, timely news on things like this, then don't bother. There are other (dedicated) sites for this stuff.
        • 5 Years Ago
        agreed i read this when it first shot up
        • 5 Years Ago
        After a week, the story isn't even worth reporting.

        He wont lose it, his lawyers will say he needs it for his work and the judge will let him have it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They do it for you, Majarvis.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, revocation at 100? Glad I'm here in the colonies.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Speak for yourself, here in Pennsylvania you lose your license automatically for going 25 mph over any speed limit, the max being 65 mph
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Hey Jenson, can I snag a ride to practice this week? I'll pitch in for gas."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Patrick
      variable speed limits to take into account driver skill? No one in Los Angeles County would be allowed to go over 35 MPH
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