McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has been caught speeding on a French highway. The 22-year-old rookie was clocked by radar on the A26 motorway, linking the towns of Calais and Reims, at 196kmh at the wheel of a Mercedes CLK, the news agency EFE reported.

It is claimed that French police suspended the Briton’s license privileges for a period of one month and fined him 600 euros.

The car was also confiscated, but police gave Hamilton a lift to his hotel, the reports added.