Victoria Police will be targeted motorists this weekend Lewis Hamilton was arrested for 'hoon driving' last year

Victoria Police says it will be keeping a close eye on the driving behaviours of race-going fans during this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, and have urged motorists not to replicate the antics that saw Lewis Hamilton detained by the boys in blue for ‘hoon driving’ during last year’s race weekend in Melbourne.

The McLaren driver was arrested and later fined for performing a burn-out in his sponsor-issued AMG Mercedes-Benz on the public roads as he exited the Albert Park circuit – behaviour that later prompted the FIA to confirm it would suspend the superlicenses of any racing drivers found to have broken public road rules.

It would seem that motorists in the state might not be heeding the road safety messages trumpeted by the police, in the wake of six fatalities on Victoria’s roads over the weekend.

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Richard Bailey

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