Hamilton fined for speeding

McLaren F1 driver Lewis Hamilton was fined 578 euros (914 dollars) by a French court on Monday for speeding.

The 23-year-old Briton, who finished runner-up in the world drivers' championship in his debut season last year, had already been banned for a month after being caught speeding at 196km/h (122mph) in a Mercedes by police on a motorway near the northern town of Laon on December 16 last.

The speed limit on French motorways is 130km/h (85mph).

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