Jul.16 (GMM/Inautonews.com) A former F1 driver has this week been caught speeding in Germany.

Der Trierische Volksfreund, a German daily, reported that police stopped the driver as he was in excess of 60kph above the allowed limit of 80kph.

The newspaper said the ex-grand prix star paid a four-digit fine and continued his trip to the Nurburgring, even though he is now facing a ban of several months on German roads.

The police did not disclose the identity of the driver, but they did say his career spanned the years of 1989 and 2001. Frenchman Jean Alesi, the former Ferrari and Benetton driver, fits that description.