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    Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/8589435.stm


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    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    We have very strict rules here on driving improperly.  It's called the hoon law.  To make matter worst, at 11.30am this morning, a prominent restauranteur was killed on his motorcycle on the way to the track just some 100m from where Lewis got caught. 


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    HUGE lol... give the kid a break please Smiley there are a lot of hot ladies to impress at that age Smileyand the australian girls are really hot!


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    Very stupid of Lewis to do that, he should be setting a good example.  Smiley

     


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    Even burnouts are illegal there? Wow I always figured, if there's a speedlimit, at least the way you get to it isn't enforced.. appearently it is. Still bad Lewis! I wonder if he used any sweet excuses like my foot slipped off the clutch.


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    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

     Hamilton:

    "I've still got the same girl, I race for the same team and I've still the same dedication and determination."

     


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    Atzporsche:

    Even burnouts are illegal there? Wow I always figured, if there's a speedlimit, at least the way you get to it isn't enforced.. appearently it is. Still bad Lewis! I wonder if he used any sweet excuses like my foot slipped off the clutch.

    It probably was some senior member of the Mclaren staff who told him to do that, it's always their fault when he pulls out some stunt like that. I hope he doesn't think about leaving F1 if someone criticises him for this, it would be a great loss to the sport.

    I think McLarren and all the other sponsors should re-evaluate their marketing strategy regarding Lewis, instead of pretendindg he's an "inocent kid" they should try to sell him like the "Bad Boy" he really is. Supermodels, lies and burnouts, how cool is that. Smiley


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    Very recognizable


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    Eunice:

     Hamilton:

     

    "I've still got the same girl, I race for the same team and I've still the same dedication and determination."

     

     

     

    OMG , just short of a Tiger Woods apology to the world Smiley


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    Bwahahaha! You guys are funny. I especially like the bad boy Lewis marketing strategy. I reckon that is the natural Lewis.

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    Would compliment good boy Button very well. Smiley


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    Eunice:

     Hamilton:

     "I've still got the same girl, I race for the same team and I've still the same dedication and determination."

     

     
    Exactly - Lewis has a lot of maturing left to do. Otherwise, an inflated ego, money and success will make him think that somehow the rules that other people live by somehow just don't apply to him. Smiley


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    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    It was stupid thing to do, there were fans cheering him on on thge exit of the track and he did a burn-out for them, I don't think he thought it through before doing it, but is it me or is it blown a bit out of proportion ... police treat it like if he murdered someone

     


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    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    Although not a proper thing to do, It would go unnoticed by the police in many other places.

    It was in the spirit of the local GP after all.


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    The Victoria Police has a zero tolerance policy to driving. The relaxed standards of other countries simply doesn't impress the Aussie authorities.  


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    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    Thats true but, I can't help think that the police used Hamilton to give an example and look good in the media given the repercusions they knew it would have, they saw an opportunity for good press coverage for them (police department) and their zero tolerance campaign and they took it I don't know if it was posibe to have treated the incident with a bit more discretion

     

    Well, I think Hamilton learnt his lesson, this situation really doesn't help the good boy image he tries to convey at all.


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    Wow, this whole incident is ghey. I mean it is like a bad skit on a comedy show. Impounding a car and a summons for a burn-out

     

    What a major joke. Why don't they cut off his balls while they are at it. He'll need a month on the autobahn just to feel right again. Will they poke him in the eyes if he looks down a girls blouse?

     

    Contrast that to my visit to the 1986 Canadian GP in Montreal with my brand new mustang gt. Every red light was an F1 start against someone else there for the race with the local radio stations playing F1 car sounds on every commercial break.

     

    here's how everyone left the parking lot at the canadian GP


    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    racerx, it's the law.  If you drive in an unsafe manner, then your car gets impounded.  Personally I think it's a great law.  I have seen many idiots doing stupid things in their big V8 (which there are MANY as this is Australia) and sometimes it ends in tears not just for them, but for other road users too.  This law is to stem out such behaviour.  You can argue that Hamilton was in full control given his skills and ability, but as law enforcers, you should stick to the one set of rule.  Besides, what better way to show the people of Victoria that the Police is serious about this by charging a F1 World Champ for this behaviour?


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    Note to self: Never visit Australia...


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    I believe it's called common sense mixed with a little bit of freedom - or lack of the stifling nanny state.

     

    There is nothing dangerous with a burn-out, a little fish tail around a corner, revving an engine etc.....

     

    The common sense comes in when you don't go too fast in a pedestrian zome like a residential setting, a school zone, a busy commercial area.

     

    So many here and so many in law enforcement around the world are a few years to young to remember what freedom and fun were. All the muscle cars of the 60's when I was a little kid were LOUD and powerful. They were sold to the public on that basis. Now in some places they restrict sound levels. These people are just part of a nanny-state run amok on people's freedom. And bringing up "tears" is just such an extreme. How do you go from a burn-out to tears????????

     

     

    See in some of the O/T discussion on the US, the most prized "LAW" is that the govt. has limits and you are free to do what you want as long as it does not hurt someone else. Common sense.


    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    It's called having some imagination. Realizing that humans cannot be robotic.

    I'm sure that if a similar thing happened outside Autodromo di Monza (not with Hamilton at the wheel), the polizia stradale would smile and look the other way (perhaps even take a picture).


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    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    racerx:

    I believe it's called common sense mixed with a little bit of freedom - or lack of the stifling nanny state.

     

    There is nothing dangerous with a burn-out, a little fish tail around a corner, revving an engine etc.....

     

    The common sense comes in when you don't go too fast in a pedestrian zome like a residential setting, a school zone, a busy commercial area.

     

    So many here and so many in law enforcement around the world are a few years to young to remember what freedom and fun were. All the muscle cars of the 60's when I was a little kid were LOUD and powerful. They were sold to the public on that basis. Now in some places they restrict sound levels. These people are just part of a nanny-state run amok on people's freedom. And bringing up "tears" is just such an extreme. How do you go from a burn-out to tears????????

     

     

    See in some of the O/T discussion on the US, the most prized "LAW" is that the govt. has limits and you are free to do what you want as long as it does not hurt someone else. Common sense.

    How do you go from burn out to tears?  When you crash into something, that's how!  Hamilton's burnout was not performed in some industrial estate in the middle of the night.  He did it exiting the track onto very busy Fitzroy St in inner city Melbourne, where not only are there many cars around, but more importantly many pedestrians.  Is it dangerous?  Probably not in the hands of Lewis, but could it potentially encourage others with less skills to copy him if it went unpusnished?  There is definitely the potential for it especially when he did it in front of a heavily policed area.  Smiley
     


    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    Way, come on.

    A VIP exit from an F1 course had no red light or cops directing traffic? Just a free for all, jump into the fast lane of a highway from a standstill???

    YOU DON'T CRACK UP FROM A SIMPLE BURN-OUT UNLESS YOU ARE A TOTAL KNUMBNUT!

     

     

     

     

     

    You dismiss "common sense", you are now coming across as one of those in favor of dumbing down society for the sake of the losers.

     

    LOSERS- in this case as defined by those who would lose control of a car from a simple burn-out and those pedestrians that don't look both ways when entering a danger zone known as a street. Streets are for cars not people.


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    Actually no, in this country even our Prime Minister don't get police escort or priority on the road (yes he stops at the light just like anyone), let alone a F1 driver. Lewis would be regarded like anybody else exiting the track. In fact the cops wouldn't even have known who it was they pulled over until they saw the driver itself. I don't know what it's like in your country, but I don't think doing fish tails and burn outs on a busy city road constitute a socially exceptable behaviour or demonstrate any common sense by said driver. What if said driver was a loser as you define it and bins his car into padestrains who were just standing by the side of the road? Would that then make a difference? If so, why should there be a different set of rules just because he is a F1 driver? I think we just have to agree to disagree on this.

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    Well, I don't know about Australia but internationally speaking, australian police surely made a fool of themselves, not a very good advertisement for Australia in my opinion.

    Hamilton is a professional and a burn-out is harmless, especially since it is very easy in a C63 AMG.

    This is like as if people would make a lot of noise during the Oktoberfest and the police arrests them for being too loud. Ridiculous.

    I agree, the law should be valid for everybody but it is Formula 1 and it was directly related, he didn't race anybody, so this was just a dumb thing to do for australian police.

    Heck of an "advertisemen"t, all my friends I talked to were making fun of the Aussie police.

    There are times and there are times...

    I just think that one officer over-reacted and the others didn't have another choice.

    This incident will enter F1 history as the dumbest police action ever during a F1 event.


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    It's called - control  vs. out of control.

     

    Show me how many "car runs into crowd on sidewalk" stories there are world wide! When they happen they are sensational. Usually an old, senile driver is at the wheel, like in Santa Monica a few years ago. A simple burn-out is not going to harm anyone. (don't confuse with idiotic gumballers or drifters)

     

    Streets are for cars, sidewalks are for pedestrians.

     

    You are being extreme to try to prove your philosophical standpoint of the nanny state view of the world. Millions of little burn-outs have occurred with the only effect being a few smiles and chuckles.

    Way, It makes one wonder why you have such a stable of EXTREMELY powerful cars if you are such a stickler for granny driving habits?

     

     

    Enjoy the race! Hopefully the winner does not do any donuts in front of the pits, a whole generation of aussies will be ruined. Smiley


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    RC:

    I just think that one officer over-reacted and the others didn't have another choice.

    This incident will enter F1 history as the dumbest police action ever during a F1 event.

    I have concluded that it is a racist incident indicating a certain prejudice on the part of the police. No other explanation for a stupid thing like that Smiley


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    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    Australia vs Switzerland match up for the most car loathing country in the world!!!


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    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    REALZEUS:

    Note to self: Never visit Australia...

     
    No, no, man, you should go Smiley A lot of great things to see Smiley When I went to Oz in Dec 2009, what bothered me most were the speed limits: mostly 100 km/h on the highway. Given the long distances, journeys can feel longer than they really are Smiley


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    Re: Lewis Hamilton's car impounded by police..

    I am sure that Australia is a great place and I have a lot of friends from Down Under. But their traffic laws and their implementation is just ludicrous!


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