Grapevine: Coulthard breaks bridge speed limit

David Coulthard may have impressed fans during a demo run at the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link in Mumbai, but the Scot made sure organisers did not get their deposit back

Grapevine: Coulthard breaks bridge speed limit

The Scot drove across the cable-stayed bridge at 260km/h, despite having been warned not to go over 100km/h, the prescribed speed limit over the bridge.

Coulthard's exuberance, while impressing the 50,000 fans who attended the event, did not please the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation.

"We respect David for helping put the Link on the global map. But he crossed the speed limit and we will have to recover the penalty. We will not return the organisers' deposit," said a senior MSRDC official.

Organisers had paid Rs 35 lakh (£45,500) to the MSRDC, of which 14 lakh were held as a deposit.

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