Brawn F1 chief may face driving ban

Formula One chief Ross Brawn is facing a driving ban after he was charged with speeding, a court has confirmed.

The 54-year-old head of Brawn GP, which currently leads the constructors' championship and includes the drivers' championship leader Jenson Button, is accused of driving 100mph in his Mercedes in a 70mph limit A30 at Sourton, near Okehampton, Devon.

Brawn, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, was out of the country preparing for the team's next races in Spain and Belgium and did not appear at Plymouth Magistrates' Court. The case was adjourned until September 4. No plea was entered.

Brawn's 30-year career in motor racing has made him one of the most high-profile bosses in the sport. He is the former team principal at Honda and has worked as technical director at Benetton and Ferrari.

His career in Formula One dates back to 1976 when he was a machinist with the Williams team.

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