F1 world champion Max Verstappen 'could be prosecuted' in France over Aston Martin video
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Formula 1 superstar Max Verstappen could reportedly face legal action after a video of him driving an Aston Martin Valkyrie was leaked.
However, ahead of the return of F1 this weekend, Verstappen could be in a spot of bother after a video of him driving the Aston Martin Valkyrie was leaked online. You can watch the footage below.
The 25-year-old was seen driving the car, which was designed by Red Bull Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, one-handed whilst using the touch screen.
According to Nice Matin, Verstappen could face legal action.
The report claims Verstappen could be prosecuted based on the AMR Valkyrie video for 'endangering the lives of others'.
It was reported that Verstappen was driving at 124 km/h, which is 34 km/h over the 90 km/h speed limit.
Verstappen was also seen wearing a headset, which comes with the Aston Martin Valkyrie in order to avoid damage to the eardrums.
🚨 | Max Verstappen could be prosecuted for the video of him driving the Aston Martin Valkyrie.— Fastest Pitstop (@FastestPitStop) August 22, 2023
He is seen driving at 124 km/h instead of 90 km/h, 34 km/h over the speed limit.
He keeps to the left-hand lane, which is forbidden under the Highway Code.
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According to Nice Matin, this is not allowed on the public road.
Speaking about the Valkyrie, Verstappen previously said: “To be one of the first guys to drive an insane car like this was really exciting.”
However, Sports Rush have reported that the most likely punishment for Verstappen could be a fine.
France traffic laws state that he would have to pay a fine of €135 for being 30 km/h over the speed limit.
SPORTbible has contacted Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen's representatives for comment.
So far in 2023, Verstappen has won 10 of the 12 races, with teammate Sergio Perez winning the other two.
The sheer dominance of the Red Bull cars has surprised one of Verstappen’s rivals, Lewis Hamilton said: “I have definitely never seen a car so fast. When we were fast, we were not that fast. It is the fastest car I have seen, especially compared to the rest.”
F1 will return this weekend with the Dutch Grand Prix, which will take place in Zandvoort.