Lewis Hamilton has been charged with intentionally losing control of a vehicle following an incident earlier this year.
The Formula One star was pulled over by police in Australia on March 26 after spinning his car to leave tyre marks on a public road.
"I was driving in an over-exuberant manner and, as a result, was stopped by the police," said Lewis.
"What I did was silly, and I want to apologise for it."
A hearing is now due to take place on August 24 at Melbourne Magistrates' Court, reports the BBC.
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