Lewis Hamilton will not travel to Australia this week despite being summoned to a Melbourne Magistrates Court hearing on Tuesday for the ‘doughnut’ incident at the Melbourne Grand Prix weekend.

Lewis Hamilton arrested The McLaren driver was arrested in March for dangerous driving in a sponsor-issued Mercedes road car outside the circuit, later receiving an official charge and a court summons.

But with this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix just a few days’ away, the News of the World had confirmed that Hamilton will be represented in court by his lawyer.

A seemingly still unrepentant Hamilton is quoted: “It was something small. You pay the price and learn from it.”

[Original image via The Daily Mail]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.