Sunday 23 July 2017

Lewis Hamilton's car impounded

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.

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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