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Who do you think you are? Lewis Hamilton?


MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/An irresistible story from Melbourne, where Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton was stopped by the police for “over-exuberant” driving on the road.

Hamilton was fastest in practice for the Australian Grand Prix on Friday and apparently struggled to make the adjustment to his road car. Here’s the story from Ian Ransom in Melbourne and Alan Baldwin in London:

Lewis Hamilton was stopped by police for behaving like a boy racer on Friday only hours after he had wowed a Melbourne crowd with the fastest lap in Australian Grand Prix practice.

The McLaren driver, who in 2008 became Formula One’s youngest ever world champion, found himself having to make a public apology about his behaviour in Australia for the second year in a row.