The speed and competitiveness of Formula One racing is well-known, helping it build a die-hard fanbase of motorsport connoisseurs and adrenalin junkies. But despite the obvious risks and dangers, the series of races that make up the F1 World Championship season, the Grand Prix, have impressive safety records in recent years. This wasn’t always the case. Indeed, instances of death and injury to superstar drivers over the years prompted the racing authorities to impose regulations and controls in a bid to reduce the number and severity of accidents on the track. Nonetheless, F1 drivers are clearly speed-freaks who live for the thrills they get behind the wheel of their racing machine. But problems can arise when they take their work home with them: there have been a number of incidents involving F1 drivers speeding, or driving dangerously on general roads and motorways, demonstrating that even the most skilled drivers can come a cropper and be fined or face a conviction.