Lewis Hamilton has apologized for driving in an "over-exuberant manner" after he was stopped by Australian police on Friday.
The McLaren driver did a burnout and a fishtail in a Mercedes-Benz along Lakeside Drive in Melbourne and as a result he was pulled over by police. According to local media, Hamilton, whose car was impounded, will be fined and charged on summons with improper use of a vehicle. The Briton said in a statement on Friday evening that he was sorry for what he considered to be a "silly" mistake.
"This evening, I was driving in an over-exuberant manner and, as a result, was stopped by the police," said Hamilton. "What I did was silly, and I want to apologize for it."