Hamilton formally charged by Australian police

Lewis Hamilton has been officially notified of the charge he faces over an incident on the eve of the Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton was stopped by police and charged with intentionally losing control of a vehicle after allegedly doing a burnout in his Mercedes C63.

In a statement after the incident, Hamilton apologised for his “over-exuberant” driving, calling it “silly”.outside Albert Park track after the first day of practice for the race. “What I did was silly, and I want to apologise for it,” he said in a statement at the time.

A court hearing has been set at Melbourne Magistrates Court on August 24, just three days before first practice for the Belgian Grand Prix.