lewis speeding in france

This forum gives you a chance to be able to communicate with your fellow F1 fans.
Post Reply

fair or unfair

fair
10
91%
unfair
1
9%
 
Total votes: 11

User avatar
formulaonemadman
F1 Driver
F1 Driver
Posts: 1035
Joined: 10 Dec 2006, 19:41
Location: england

lewis speeding in france

Post by formulaonemadman » 18 Dec 2007, 21:14

yes-its nice to see lewis drive fast but 122mph on a public road in france is kinda bad- 600 euros and 1 month ban for driving
fair or unfair
thanks shail69 for the avator!!!

http://batracer.com/-1FrontPage.htm?P36
Image
Image

ToRo999
car driver
car driver
Posts: 11
Joined: 25 May 2007, 14:11

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by ToRo999 » 18 Dec 2007, 22:42

Omg he's idiot! &doh

User avatar
iceman1
F1 Legend
F1 Legend
Posts: 23702
Joined: 16 Sep 2006, 15:50
Location: North Pole
Contact:

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by iceman1 » 19 Dec 2007, 16:18

Hamilton fined for speeding in France
Tuesday, 18, December, 2007, 12:32


Lewis Hamilton has had his driving licence suspended for a month after being caught speeding on a French motorway.

According to a report by news agency Reuters, the 22-year-old was driving a Mercedes on Sunday when he was clocked at 196km/h (122mph) near the northern town of Laon.

Police stopped him, impounded the car and fined him 600 euros (£430).

“He was very polite and cooperative,” said a police spokesman, who added that Hamilton had since had the car collected for him.

User avatar
megasyxx
F1 Routinier
F1 Routinier
Posts: 5873
Joined: 10 Apr 2007, 18:30
Location: Pasig City, Metro Manila PH

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by megasyxx » 19 Dec 2007, 18:23

i think he was suffering from a bum stomach :@:2 !grin! !yahoo: Flag:##
Image

User avatar
metalhead188
GP2 Driver
GP2 Driver
Posts: 228
Joined: 08 Dec 2007, 20:54

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by metalhead188 » 20 Dec 2007, 03:35

he can drive fast on a track whenever he wants why risk it on the streets.... what if he screwed up and crashed????

User avatar
reyhan
Kart Champion
Kart Champion
Posts: 158
Joined: 19 Jun 2007, 17:44
Location: caffe "4 U"

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by reyhan » 20 Dec 2007, 19:31

196km/h is fast but it is not that special, I was doing 257km/h a flat out in a merc E400cdi, I can imagine him thinking like it's not a big deal really
BMW Power

User avatar
Lilellatho
GP2 Driver
GP2 Driver
Posts: 264
Joined: 25 Oct 2007, 17:43

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by Lilellatho » 20 Dec 2007, 19:35

reyhan wrote:196km/h is fast but it is not that special, I was doing 257km/h a flat out in a merc E400cdi, I can imagine him thinking like it's not a big deal really


257 km/h? #Fear Holy s***!!! Now the police are coming for you! $peace

User avatar
reyhan
Kart Champion
Kart Champion
Posts: 158
Joined: 19 Jun 2007, 17:44
Location: caffe "4 U"

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by reyhan » 20 Dec 2007, 19:40

it was really special, my heart almost broke, it was my friend's brand new merc, I'm more in for BMWs
^cool^
BMW Power

User avatar
Lilellatho
GP2 Driver
GP2 Driver
Posts: 264
Joined: 25 Oct 2007, 17:43

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by Lilellatho » 20 Dec 2007, 19:52

reyhan wrote:it was really special, my heart almost broke, it was my friend's brand new merc, I'm for bmw
^cool^


Hehe, so your buddy let you drive his brand new merc at 257 km/h? !grin! He must really trust you. $peace Anyway, I can't even imagine what it must feel like driving at that speed, I just got my drivers licence and I'm still struggling (with going faster that is :roll:: )... I think I'm going to leave the speed for the F1 races.

So kids don't try this at home. $peace

User avatar
reyhan
Kart Champion
Kart Champion
Posts: 158
Joined: 19 Jun 2007, 17:44
Location: caffe "4 U"

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by reyhan » 20 Dec 2007, 21:17

Lilellatho wrote:
reyhan wrote:it was really special, my heart almost broke, it was my friend's brand new merc, I'm for bmw
^cool^


Hehe, so your buddy let you drive his brand new merc at 257 km/h? !grin! He must really trust you. $peace Anyway, I can't even imagine what it must feel like driving at that speed, I just got my drivers licence and I'm still struggling (with going faster that is :roll:: )... I think I'm going to leave the speed for the F1 races.

So kids don't try this at home. $peace

he's even worse Flag:##
BMW Power

User avatar
maltafan
F1 Driver
F1 Driver
Posts: 2360
Joined: 26 Dec 2006, 14:05
Location: Malta
Contact:

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by maltafan » 20 Dec 2007, 21:18

If it is the same fine and ban that is given to normal people, I think it they should not prefer vip's or drivers.

122mph is little eh.
Image

User avatar
Silver Shadow
GP2 Driver
GP2 Driver
Posts: 371
Joined: 15 Apr 2007, 20:52
Location: Toronto, Toronto, Toronto

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by Silver Shadow » 21 Dec 2007, 05:16

Here's the interesting part. I live in North America, as many of you know, and going 60-80 mph (100-130 km/h) is fast enough, according to our laws. In the province I live in, Ontario, if you're caught going 50 km/h (31 mph) over the speed limit, you're stopped, slapped with a huge fine (up to $10,000), and your car is impounded for a week. So, using the laws we have here, I would think that it is fair. However, I went to Europe last summer, and going at around 120 km seemed to be the norm rather than the regular 100 that we have here, so I'm conflicted.

Thanks for reading my post, which equated to nothing!
Image

User avatar
maltafan
F1 Driver
F1 Driver
Posts: 2360
Joined: 26 Dec 2006, 14:05
Location: Malta
Contact:

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by maltafan » 21 Dec 2007, 11:30

Silvershadow,

thats 196km/hr as the figure reposted was in mph.
Image

User avatar
Silver Shadow
GP2 Driver
GP2 Driver
Posts: 371
Joined: 15 Apr 2007, 20:52
Location: Toronto, Toronto, Toronto

Re: lewis speeding in france

Post by Silver Shadow » 21 Dec 2007, 14:29

Even though the posted speed limit was 120 km/h on places like the German autobahn, I saw cars speed by at much faster speeds. In France though, 120 seemed to be what everyone was doing...
Image

Post Reply