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F2 doesn’t require its drivers have road licenses, so it’s unclear if his ride is in jeopardy.
Formula 2 racer Amaury Cordeel has lost his license over a video of him speeding posted to TikTok, according to a report from the French arm of Motorsport.com.
The video, posted in 2020 and since deleted, apparently showed Cordeel doing 111 mph on a street with a 31-mph (50 km/h) limit in his hometown of Temse, Belgium. He was found guilty by a tribunal, fined €3600 ($3774 USD at the time of writing), and can reapply to get a new license in six months.
Cordeel was previously charged with doing over 186 mph on the highway, which was also on video, though he and his management successfully argued that it wasn’t him driving, and he wasn’t charged.
Virtuosi Racing announced the 20-year-old driver would be joining the team for the 2023 F2 season on Wednesday. It’s unclear if losing his license puts his job in jeopardy.
F2 doesn’t require its drivers to have a road license, though the FIA is big on promoting road safety. When contacted by Motorsport.com, F2 CEO Bruno Michel said he hadn’t yet learned of Cordeel’s license suspension and added that it would be discussed with the FIA.
Cordeel has yet to comment on the license suspension publicly, nor has the Virtuosi racing team.
via The Drive