Hamilton charged for Aussie burnouts
23 May, 2010
May.23 (YallaF1.com) Lewis Hamilton has been charged over his high profile reckless driving antics during the Australian GP weekend.
Hamilton was charged with intentionally losing control of the vehicle in a summons served on his Australian solicitor last Monday. A Victoria Police spokeswoman confirmed that a summons had been served on a 25-year-old Swiss resident.
The matter has been set to be heard in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on August 24.
Hamilton had his complimentary Mercedes impounded under Victoria’s hoon laws on March 26 after he was allegedly caught doing a burnout at the entrance to Albert Park circuit.
It is unknown whether Hamilton will appear in court, with the Belgian GP weekend starting on August 27.
Hamilton apologised at the time, “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.”