F1 Champ Hamilton admits fender-bender in Pagani Zonda Supercar!
Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has confessed he was involved in a traffic accident in Monaco earlier this week.
Hamilton arrived late in Sao Paulo ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, fuelling speculation the Mercedes driver could miss the event through illness. The 20-year-old Brit was left feeling unwell following his mother’s 60th birthday in London last Saturday.
“I had gone to Mexico on the Wednesday. We worked all day Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,” Hamilton explained.
“Then I had my mum’s party and that killed me. That was pretty amazing, but I really felt it on Sunday and Monday.”
The F1 World Champion admitted a small car crash occurred in Monaco.
Announcing his delay in his departure to Brazil via Instagram, Hamilton also admitted he’d been in a car crash, claiming he “made very light contact with a stationary vehicle.
“Whilst ultimately, it is nobody’s business, there are people knowing my position that will try to take advantage of the situation and make a quick buck,” he added. “No problem. Nobody was hurt, which is the most important thing. But the car was obviously damaged.”
Reports in the British press have suggested the crash was rather more serious than the light contact Hamilton confessed to, claiming his Pagani Zonda collided with three other cars and that the incident happened at 3:30am on Tuesday morning.
British newspaper the Daily Mail claimed a spokesman from Monaco’s Palais de Justice said: “Mr Hamilton’s foot slipped on the brake and clutch pedals and his vehicle struck three parked cars. He was tested for alcohol but the result was negative.”
In 2007 Hamilton was given a $900 on the spot fine, banned from driving in France and had his car impounded after being clocked doing 123mph in a Mercedes CLK. At the 2010 Australian Grand Prix he also had his car impounded after being caught under Victoria’s hoon laws when he was seen fishtailing out of the circuit.
Hamilton’s now damaged Zonda, the 760LH, was exclusively commissioned by the Mercedes driver and is worth an estimated $3.2million.
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