Valtteri Bottas was fined for pit lane speeding in Friday practice at Hungary

Formula 1 rookie Valtteri Bottas has hardly been able to set the world on fire courtesy of his rather execrable Williams, but the Finn did manage to claim one ‘fast’ stat: being too quick down the pit lane.

The youngster copped the maximum €1,000 fine for pit lane speeding during Friday’s opening practice session, clocked a whopping 21.1km/h over the prescribed 80km/h speed limit.

Following the injuries sustained to a FOM cameraman during the German Grand Prix, the FIA opted to reduce pit lane speed limits from 100km/h to 80km/h for the rest of the season. Perhaps someone forgot to calibrate the FW35’s pit lane speed limiter…

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