Lewis Hamilton has had his Mercedes road car impounded and is expected to be charged with improper use of a vehicle following an incident in Melbourne, Victoria Police have confirmed.
The McLaren driver, who was fastest in second practice for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, was pulled over by police near the Albert Park circuit.
"The vehicle was seen to deliberately lose traction and was intercepted by police," said a Victoria Police spokesman. "The driver, a 25-year-old man who resides in Switzerland, was spoken to at the scene and is expected to be charged on summons with improper use of a vehicle. The vehicle, a 2010 Mercedes, was impounded for 48 hours and the driver returned to his hotel."