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Lewis Hamilton's car impounded

Published 26/03/2010 | 14:16

Lewis Hamilton has had his Mercedes road car impounded. Photo: Getty Images
Lewis Hamilton has had his Mercedes road car impounded. Photo: Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton has had his Mercedes road car impounded and is expected to be charged with improper use of a vehicle following an incident in Melbourne last night, Victoria Police have confirmed.

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The McLaren driver, who was fastest in second practice for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, was pulled over by police near the Albert Park circuit.



A Victoria Police spokesman said: "The vehicle was seen to deliberately lose traction and was intercepted by police.



"The driver, a 25-year-old man who resides in Switzerland, was spoken to at the scene and is expected to be charged on summons with improper use of a vehicle.



"The vehicle, a 2010 Mercedes, was impounded for 48 hours and the driver returned to his hotel."



Hamilton immediately released a statement through McLaren apologising for his actions.



The 25-year-old said: "This evening, I was driving in an over-exuberant manner and, as a result, was stopped by the police. What I did was silly, and I want to apologise for it."



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