F1 World Champion Max Verstappen Facing Potential Prosecution in France for Speeding in Aston Martin Hypercar


Footage circulating on social media has raised concerns regarding Red Bull driver Max Verstappen’s adherence to French speed limits.

The video captures Verstappen driving a £2.7 million Aston Martin ‘hyper car’ at a high speed, potentially surpassing the legal limit.

Despite his current break from the Formula One season, during which he was seen vacationing in Sardinia with his F1 scion girlfriend Kelly Piquet, Verstappen’s actions might have legal consequences.

The video showcases the Dutch driver maneuvering an Aston Martin Valkyrie through the Canta-Galet tunnel on the A8 motorway in the Riviera region.

The video displays a speed of 77mph (124km/h), which exceeds the motorway’s speed limit of 68mph (110km/h) and the reduced limit of 55mph (77km/h) in tunnels such as Canta-Galet.


The video was posted on Instagram by Verstappen’s friend Mark Cox, and it has drawn attention not only due to the speed but also because Verstappen was seen driving one-handed in the left lane, a violation of the Highway Code.

Furthermore, Verstappen was wearing headphones, a feature of the car designed to counter the noise generated by its 12-cylinder engine.

Wearing headphones while driving is prohibited in France.

Consequently, legal action has been suggested by local sources, speculating that Verstappen could face prosecution for the release of the video.

Many fans have expressed concerns over Verstappen’s behavior, with some pointing out that his actions could potentially endanger the lives of others.


While Red Bull has been contacted for comment on the matter, the incident raises questions about Verstappen’s attitude toward road safety and adherence to regulations.

Verstappen’s actions are intriguing considering his position in the F1 season standings.

At the midway point of the season, he leads with an impressive 314 points, significantly ahead of his teammate Sergio Perez, who has accumulated 189 points.

Despite his success on the track, Verstappen has occasionally displayed a pessimistic outlook in interviews.

He has hinted at the possibility of early retirement, citing concerns about the demanding F1 calendar and potential burnout.


Verstappen has a contract until the end of 2028, after which he plans to reassess his career path.

This incident and his overall behavior might play a role in shaping his future decisions in the world of Formula One.

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