Everybody loves burnout especially the police because they put an end to it with a ticket. That’s exactly what happened when Lewis Hamilton was handed over the keys of a 2010 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG sedan at Albert Park, Melbourne. He reportedly burned some rubber and has been apprehended for the same by the Melbourne cops.
Though, Hamilton is not solely guilty. Credit should actually go to car’s standard 6.3-litre 450-horsepower V-8 which made the burnout a success. Hamilton was charged under the offence “improper use of a motor vehicle”.
After the incident, Hamilton was heard regretting his actions. According to the official statement released by the McLaren Hamilton said, “This evening, I was driving in an over-exuberant manner and, as a result, was stopped by the police. What I did was silly, and I want to apologize for it.” This statement was complimented by the Senior Constable Scott Woodford, who said Hamilton was “worried this would dent his reputation.
Can’t say about the Aussie cops but, we at Benzinsider won’t accuse Hamilton as far as smoky burnouts and fish-tailing are concerned. But I recommend he choose a more appropriate place next time.