Racing driver's hilarious punishment after being busted speeding

Chris Young
Sports Reporter

British racing driver Oliver Webb has amused his fans on social media by revealing he has to undertake a road safety course, after being pinged for speeding.

The 14-year veteran driver, who competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier this year, was nabbed going two miles per hour over the 50pmh speed limit.

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Webb was driving his $380,000 Aston Martin when he was caught out by a speed camera, later posting to Instagram about the situation.

English racing driver Oliver Webb has revealed he has to undertake a road safety course, after he was busted driving at 52mph in a 50 zone - much to the delight of his followers on Instagram. Picture: Instagram/oliverjameswebb

“Speed awareness course tomorrow, first one ever and for 52 in a 50 on the M6 at 3am in the truck lane 😂👍🏼,” Webb wrote.

“Nothing will get me down though, as it’s finally starting to feel like Christmas!”

Fortunately for Webb, it seems unlikely the fine he would have picked up for his transgression would have hurt the hip pocket in any serious way.

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Thieves broke into the home of British socialite Tamara Ecclestone - daughter of former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone - and stole valuable jewels, the family said on Monday.

"I can sadly confirm there has been a home invasion. Internal security are co-operating with police in this matter," her spokesman said.

"Tamara and family are well but obviously angry and shaken by the incident."

Police confirmed they were called to a property in the exclusive Palace Green - dubbed "Billionaire's Row" -- near London's Hyde Park, at 11:11 pm on Friday.

"Officers attended. It was reported that an amount of high value jewellery had been stolen."

The Sun newspaper reported the thieves entered the house, which she shares with husband Jay Rutland, through the garden, evading guards before breaking into safes in the bedroom.