Formula 2 driver Amaury Cordeel has had his driver’s license suspended after he filmed himself speeding at 179km/h and posted it to TikTok.
Belgium outlet HLN reported the incident took place in 2020 when he exceeded the 50km/h speed limit.
Cordeel appeared in a Dendermonde court near Brussells and was given a six-month suspension and a $5500 fine to boot.
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Cordeel denied the allegations, stating that it could not have been him driving given he did not have a licence.
HLN reports that the then-18-year-old had bought a fake driver’s licence for $690 on the internet.
The Spanish Formula 4 champion will have to resit an exam to be allowed to drive again.
It’s the second such speeding instance for the 20-year-old, who was previously charged for driving over 300 km/h.
He also posted footage of that incident to social media, but denied it was him driving the car.
FIA Formula 2 Championship boss Bruno Michel intimated Cordeel could face further sanctions.
« It’s probably something that will have to be discussed with the FIA, to see how to deal with it and whether to do anything special, » said Michel.
« We can’t ignore that fact, that’s for sure. I can’t really answer your question, but it’s something we definitely need to discuss with the FIA, to see how to handle it. »
It comes just days after confirmation that Cordeel will contest a second FIA Formula 2 Championship campaign in 2023.
He’ll move from Van Amersfoort Racing to Virtuosi Racing where he’ll join Australia’s Jack Doohan.
Cordeel’s debut season saw him claim 26 points on his way to 17th in the championship.
He missed the British Grand Prix after accumulating too many penalty points.
In what was a lacklustre season, the Belgian driver found form in the final three rounds where he finished a season-best fifth in the penultimate race.
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