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Last Updated: Tuesday December 18 2007 18:37 GMT

Speeding F1 star gets driving ban

Lewis Hamilton

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has been banned from driving in France after being caught speeding.

The 22-year-old can get away with going fast on the race track, but French police weren't happy when they caught him doing 120mph on a public road.

The McLaren driver was given a £430 fine and banned from driving in France for one month after being caught near the northern town of Laon on Sunday.

But formula one bosses say the incident will not affect his racing career.