Juan Pablo Montoya

Published : Jul 12, 2003 00:00 IST



Colombian Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya was banned from driving on French roads for four months after being clocked at 204 km/h on a French motorway in June.

The 27-year-old teammate of Ralf Schumacher at Williams, was also fined 1,200 euros by the court in Draguignan, southern France, after police clocked him speeding in May at the wheel of a BMW 4x4 vehicle near Frejus.

He is banned in France but can continue to drive in other countries and the ban does not affect his participation in Formula One races.

Montoya was not present in court but his lawyer read a letter in which he apologised for speeding.

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