• Mar 26, 2010
Police only recently released the name, after only confiding that a 25-year-old Briton with Swiss residency was arrested in a Mercedes sedan doing burnouts in a Melbourne, Australia suburb. Yep, that's Lewis Hamilton, driving down a stretch of section used for the Albert Park track in a Benz sedan and lighting the tires up (sounds oddly familiar). The road was open for public use, and the public watchdogs – Victoria state police – nabbed him for it.

Under Oz's anti-hoon laws his car was impounded and will be held for two days. Hamilton might have been celebrating topping the timesheets for Friday practice. If he can win the race on Sunday, he might be able to celebrate winning a brand new car getting the Mercedes out of impound. And who knows, if Bahrain was any indication of the season, after qualifying this could be the most exciting thing to happen all weekend.

[Source: The Age | Image: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      maybe the cop would have let him go if her sideburns were just a few cm's longer :d
      • 4 Years Ago
      Boys will be boys!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Sorry officer, my gas pedal got stuck."
        • 4 Years Ago
        I see what you did there...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think this is worthy of "congrats!" It's only when you're arrested for doing burnouts in Australia that one can officially add "Registered Hoon" to their CV.

        A hearty congratulations for yet another accomplishment.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a well known fact that all F1 drivers drive very carefully indeed. This comes as a huge shock to everyone I'm sure
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hamilolton
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just watched his interview on topgear last night.. apparently he's got 24" rims on that thing.. an odd thing for an F1 driver.

      I suppose for him, driving an Enzo Ferrari feels like a schoolbus.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 24" rims are on his Diesel G-wagen, which I doubt he freighted over to Oz-land just for one weekend.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I get busted for it and nobody cares. :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks hot in that pic!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh man, i know it's just friday practice but u gotta say spoilers!!!!! i love watching every minute of racing, including practice sessions, and I had that on dvr to watch after my long day at work. i thought autoblog was safe from spoilers!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have the same ring! Looks like LH and I share more than just insane driving talent.
      • 4 Years Ago
      At least he actually likes cars. I don't see the harm in burning a little rubber, especially when the car is provided by Mercedes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      He's one of us.
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