Lewis Hamilton in Australia

The scales of Australian justice are heavier by $500 Aussie dollars ($444 U.S.) thanks to Lewis Hamilton. That's the amount Hamilton was fined for getting busted for hooning in Melbourne just before the Australian GP in March.

He was charged with intentionally losing control of a vehicle, a comical offense to levy upon a Formula 1 World Champion doing a burnout in a civilian car, but escaped being convicted due to it being his first offense. Or maybe it was due to his being Lewis Hamilton. Either way he's probably done with Australia until next year's GP, during which he'll probably rent a Daihatsu Sirion to stay out of trouble.

[Source: ESPN F1 | Image: Don Arnold/Getty]