Formula One wonder boy
decided that an appropriate follow up to a scorching
season and a second place finish on
test track would be a high speed run through the north of France. The open-wheel prodigy was caught doing 120 mph near the town of Laon – 40 mph over the speed limit – and was fined £600, had his unspecified
impounded and lost his license in France for a month. Much like F1 legend
when he was
busted for hooning in a German taxi
, Lewis was reportedly "polite and cooperative" when the boys in blue (do cops wear blue in France?) caught up to him.
The 22-year old racer has endured his fair share of controversy over the past year, including a feud with his ex-team mate
and the Stepneygate affair that plagued his team
. Here's hoping that 2008 will be a bit more subdued but equally remarkable. Until the season starts, however, he may need
new teammate Heikki Kovalainen
to give him a ride.
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