Max Verstappen 'facing police action' as clip emerges of F1 world champion 'endangering lives' in £2.3m Aston Martin | The Sun

MAX VERSTAPPEN has reportedly risked police action after he appeared to break the speed limit while driving a £2.3million Aston Martin.

The Red Bull Racing star was filmed driving his Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar through a tunnel during the F1 summer break.

In the video, Verstappen, 25, can be seen steering the car with one hand as he changes the settings on a monitor.

And after a closer look, it appears that the Dutch-Belgian driver was breaking the speed limit by 18mph.

The A8 motorway which connects Menton to Provence has a limit of 55mph, while Verstappen was seemingly driving at 73mph.

Verstappen is also wearing headphones as he drives the car which is believed to be due to how loud the car is.


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Every Aston Martin Valkyrie comes with a "helicopter grade noise cancelling headset" as the sound can "damage" eardrums.

According to the publication Nice Martin, Verstappen could find himself in trouble with the French authorities.

It claims that if they decide to take action a unit from the General Directorate of the National Gendarmerie could start investigating the video.

There are also a couple of other issues in the video, as he stays in the left-hand lane which is not thought to be allowed in the highway code.

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He is also wearing a headset with a microphone which is reportedly prohibited.

The video has gone viral on social media with viewers slamming the F1 star for "endangering the lives of others" and that the speed difference "can be all the difference needed to harm people".

Aston Martin have claimed that the Valkyrie is the closest car to an F1 car that can be driven on the road.

It can reach up to speeds of 220mph thanks to its powerful 6.5 litre V12 engine.

Verstappen is currently leading the 2023 Driver Standings with 314 points after winning ten of the first 12 races of the season.

He returns to action this weekend at the Dutch GP when F1 returns after the summer break.

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