Formula 2 driver Amaury Cordeel may be able to drive a race car very well, but he won’t be allowed to drive a road car for a while. The Belgian driver has lost his driver’s license after being caught speeding in his hometown of Tamise, Belgium.
Those caught speeding excessively never really have anyone to blame but themselves but, as Motorsport.com reports, that is especially the case here. Cordeel was reportedly caught because of a video that he posted to his TikTok account in 2020.
In it, the driver was reportedly traveling at speeds of at least 179 km/h (111 mph) on a street with a speed limit of 50 km/h (31 mph). Cordeel was found guilty by a police tribunal in Termonde, which is to the north-west of Brussels, and fined €3,600 ($3,735 USD at current exchange rates), in addition to losing his driver’s license, for which he will be allowed to reapply in six months.
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This wasn’t the young Formula 2 driver’s first speeding-related controversy. Cordeel was previously accused of driving at more than 300 km/h (186 mph) in an Audi in another video that was posted online. In that case, though, he denied being the one behind the wheel.
The 20-year-old driver recently signed for his second season with the Virtuosi racing team, alongside Australia’s Jack Doohan, who is a member of the Alpine Academy and has tested the French racing team’s Formula 1 car on several occasions.
It’s unclear what the impact of this punishment will be on Cordeel’s racing career. Although Formula 1 regulations require a driver to possess one, since Formula 2 hires younger drivers, its rule book does not require a driver to have a license to drive on public roads. Speaking to Motorsport, Formula 2 CEO Bruno Michel said that the issue was worthy of investigation, though he had not been aware of the situation before being asked about it.
“This is probably something that should be the subject of discussions with the FIA to see how to manage this and if something special is required,” said Michel. “We can’t ignore this fact, that’s for certain.”
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