David Coulthard is facing a fine or a ban from driving in India after breaking a pre-arranged speed limit during an F1 demonstration run in India.
The Scot was clocked at nearly three-times the pre-arranged limit during demonstration runs with Red Bull Racing across the new Raijiv Ghandi Sea Link bridge in Mumbai – with the event capping a week of F1 celebrations in the Indian capital.
However, Coulthard's demo run could now see him face possible action from authorities after he clocked speeds of up to 160mph on the run.
The speed limit for the event had been set at 60mph, double the normal limit for traffic using the bridge.
“I have asked my officers to submit a report on the event,” Satish Gavai, managing director of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, was quoted by the Daily Mail
. “Action will be considered only after it is established that the vehicle went beyond permissible speed limits on the sea link.
“If there is anything incriminating it will be handed to the appropriate authorities.”
Coulthard himself apologised for going over the limit.
“I was trying to judge what 60mph would be but I have no speedometer on the car,” he said. “I spent my career driving over 200, so I am sorry if I went over the speed limit.”
Event organisers are also set to lose a £20,000 deposit that had been held as insurance against any speed violations.