Sydney, May 23 (DPA) Police charged British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton for ‘over-exuberant’ driving near the Melbourne circuit where the Australian Grand Prix was held in March, media reports said Sunday.
The 2008 world champion was charged with ‘intentionally losing control of a vehicle’ when he did burnouts and fishtails in a borrowed Mercedes on a public road.
‘What I did was silly and I want to apologise for it,’ the 25-year-old said at the time.
In 2007, Hamilton had his licence suspended for a month after being caught speeding on a motorway in France.
A court date was set for Aug 24 in Melbourne, but it is not known whether Hamilton is obliged to be present.
A court appearance in Australia would clash with preparations for the Belgian Grand Prix Aug 29.