Lewis Hamilton fined for speeding in France

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Paris, Dec 18: The British formula one star Lewis Hamilton has had his driving licence suspended for a month after being caught speeding on a French motorway, police said today.

Hamilton was driving a Mercedes when he was clocked at 122mph near the northern town of Laon on Sunday.
Police stopped him, detained the car and fined him €600 (429). "He was very polite and cooperative," said a police spokesman. He said the car had since been collected on behalf of Hamilton.The 22-year-old was leading this year's world championship until the final race of the season, when he was pipped to the title by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

He won four races during the season and is among the favourites for next year's title.
Hamilton's second-place finish made him the most successful rookie in the history of the sport, and he finished third in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. He has announced he is moving from his home town of Stevenage in Hertfordshire to Switzerland.

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