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McLaren star likely to get small cash fine for hooning offence
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25 May 2010

Lewis Hamilton will not have to appear in a Melbourne courtroom just two days before he is due to race in the Belgian Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver faces a charge of 'hooning' while at the wheel of a Mercedes road car, and will be sentenced at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on 24 August.

But a report in the Daily Telegraph says Hamilton will only need to pay "a small fine which can be paid by a local lawyer on his behalf".

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JacobE 1 June 2010

Re: Hamilton 'won't go to Oz court'

blasos1983 wrote:
So, it's okay to do over 100 is it?

Yep, traffic permitting. For some reason, the Germans seem to believe there is no reason a car spontaneously falls to bits at speed and yet there they are, going about with roads as safe as anywhere.

Henry Bentley 26 May 2010

Re: Hamilton 'won't go to Oz court'

disco.stu wrote:
The over-hyping is largely courtesy of the British media and those who think Hamilton is somehow above the law.
Quite so. '24 year old gets ticket for silly driving shocker'. Hardly draconian . Seems plenty fair to me. Silly sod. We've all been there though.

ACCobra427 26 May 2010

Re: Hamilton 'won't go to Oz court'

DWH wrote:
Melbourne has traffic levels on a par with any city in the UK

And that's saying nothing of those pesky trams...major junctions in down town Melbourne in the middle of rush hour, stuck over a tram line in traffic- nightmare! Luckily my tinted glass in the Falcon UTE concealed my humiliation :)