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Max Verstappen Faces Police Action After Allegedly Breaking Speed Limit in Aston Martin

, Max Verstappen Faces Police Action After Allegedly Breaking Speed Limit in Aston Martin

The Incident

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen is reportedly facing potential police action after a video emerged of him driving his £2.3 million Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar through a tunnel during the F1 summer break. In the video, Verstappen can be seen changing the settings on a monitor while steering the car with one hand.

Potential Speeding Offense

Upon closer inspection, it appears that Verstappen may have been breaking the speed limit by 18mph. The A8 motorway, which connects Menton to Provence, has a speed limit of 55mph, while Verstappen was seemingly driving at 73mph. This alleged offense could land Verstappen in hot water with the French authorities.

, Max Verstappen Faces Police Action After Allegedly Breaking Speed Limit in Aston Martin

Other Possible Infractions

Aside from the potential speeding offense, there are a couple of other issues seen in the video. Verstappen can be seen staying in the left-hand lane, which is not believed to be allowed as per the highway code. He is also wearing a headset with a microphone, which is reportedly prohibited.

Social Media Outrage

The video has gone viral on social media, with viewers criticizing Verstappen for "endangering the lives of others" and highlighting the potential harm that a speed difference can cause. The backlash has raised concerns among fans and the public alike.

, Max Verstappen Faces Police Action After Allegedly Breaking Speed Limit in Aston Martin

Potential Investigation

If the French authorities decide to take action, a unit from the General Directorate of the National Gendarmerie could commence an investigation into the video. Verstappen could face legal consequences if found guilty of any offenses.

About the Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin claims that the Valkyrie is the closest car to an F1 car that can be driven on the road. Its powerful 6.5 liter V12 engine allows it to reach speeds of up to 220mph. Every Valkyrie comes equipped with a "helicopter grade noise canceling headset" as the car's sound can cause potential damage to eardrums.

Verstappen's Current Standings

Despite the controversy, Max Verstappen is leading the 2023 Driver Standings with 314 points. He has emerged victorious in 10 out of the first 12 races of the season, establishing himself as a dominant force in Formula 1.

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