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Last Updated: Tuesday August 24 2010 07:28 GMT

Hamilton fined for driving stunts

Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton has been fined £288 for messing about in his car in Australia.

He was caught by police performing dangerous stunts in Melbourne in March.

Hamilton was driving a borrowed Mercedes at the time, and was in Australia for the Grand Prix.

He said he was really sorry for the stunts, and pleaded guilty to improper use of a motor vehicle. He was not in court in Australia to hear how much he had been fined.

Hamilton is due to drive in this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

He is currently second in the Formula 1 drivers' championship, four points behind leader Mark Webber