Schumacher Appeals Speeding Fine in Germany

Michael Schumacher seems to have picked a bad habit of collecting speeding tickets lately, as he has been a “victim” of two such charges in recent weeks. The 41-year old driver was caught by the FIA race stewards exceeding the 60kph speed limit in the Hockenheim pitlane by 4.1kph and had to take EUR1000 out of his account and pour it into FIA's.

However, this fine was not disputed by the Mercedes GP driver, which is not something we can say about the ticket he received for speeding on a German autobahn.

According to a report from Bild am Sonntag newspaper, cited by the GMM news agency, Schumacher was caught doing 120kph on an 100kph portion of the autobahn, while in his “elite rented Weismann sports car.” The ticket was EUR140 for the 7-time world champion.

However, when seeing the speed camera photograph, Schumacher and his representatives insisted he was not depicted in it, therefore refusing to admit he was actually the driver of the vehicle at that time. Schu and his lawyers were supposed to appear before a German court in Traunstein to bring an end to that dispute, but none have actually made the trip to the south-easterner town of Bavaria.

Consequently, a new hearing has been set. In case Schumacher loses it, he will not only pay the ticket imposed by the German police, but also the court costs.

“We maintain that Michael was not driving the car,” said his spokesman and manager Sabine Kehm, according to the aforementioned source.
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