Ramsay dodges speed cameras with clingfilm ‘trick’

Gordon Ramsay has admitted he tricks speed cameras on US freeways by wrapping clingfilm around the licence plate of his Ferrari.

The 51-year-old chef said he enjoyed pushing his £160,000 supercar to the limit around Los Angeles in the early hours, but joked that he never gets given a ticket because he uses clingfilm to reflect any camera flashes and stop his vehicle from being identified.

His Ferrari California T can reach almost 200mph, but the speed limit on most LA freeways is 65mph.

“I’ll take it out at 2.30 in the morning on the freeway and I’ll blast on the motorway and no police catch me and no cameras because I wrap my number plates with clingfilm,” he told The Mirror.

The Ferrari California T can reach speeds of almost 200mph

Image: The Ferrari California T can reach almost 200mph

“It’s a great thing for a chef when they get their own Ferrari, just wrap it with clingfilm. It won’t photograph, it reflects.

“So get rolls of clingfilm…and wrap the front so you won’t get caught speeding.”

Speaking at the opening of his new restaurant in Las Vegas on Friday night, the Hell’s Kitchen host said another reason he took the car out at night was that he was too embarrassed to drive it to work.

Ramsay is reported to own another eight Ferraris in the UK.

He said: “I get a lot of criticism for being blunt, brutally honest. It’s because I have never forgotten to this day where I’ve come from, how hard I’ve worked.

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“Someone said to me, ‘Easy for you, you go to work in a Ferrari’. No, I don’t.

“I’m embarrassed to go to work in a Ferrari, I’m embarrassed to drive them. It’s just something I absolutely love, the perfection of it.”