Court hearing set for 24 August in Melbourne

Lewis Hamilton has been charged with intentionally losing control of a vehicle following a driving incident earlier this year.

The Formula 1 star, 25, was pulled over by police in Australia on 26 March after performing a burnout – spinning a car to leave tyre marks – on a public road.

A hearing is now due to take place on 24 August at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, reports the BBC. 

It is unclear if Lewis – whose Mercedes was impounded after the incident – will attend because the Belgium Grand Prix is just days later. 

He has already said sorry for his actions. 

‘I was driving in an over-exuberant manner and, as a result, was stopped by the police,’ said Lewis.

‘What I did was silly, and I want to apologise for it.’

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