F1 boss in court on speeding charge

F1 boss in court on speeding charge

F1 team boss Ross Brawn has been charged with speeding and will appear before magistrates.

The head of the Brawn GP team, home to Britain's Jenson Button, is alleged to have reached 100mph on the 70mph limit A30 at Sourton, near Okehampton, Devon, in his Mercedes.

Brawn, from Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, will appear at Plymouth Magistrates' Court.

He has worked in the motorsport industry for more than 30 years and is one of the most high-profile bosses. Brawn was formerly team principal at Honda and has worked as technical director at Benetton and Ferrari.

His Brawn GP team lead the constructors' championship, while Jenson Button heads the field in the drivers' championship.

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