23 May 2010

Formula One's Hamilton charged over 'burnout'

8:00 pm on 23 May 2010

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has been charged over a stunt he performed on a public road in Australia.

The former World Champion was stopped by police after performing a "burnout", spinning his car to leave tyre marks on the road in front of fans, before the Melbourne Grand Prix in March.

His silver Mercedes road car was impounded after he was pulled over close to the Albert Park circuit.

The BBC reports he was charged with intentionally losing control of a vehicle.