Lewis Hamilton fails to explain Harley-Davidson selfie

Lewis Hamilton answers questions, but none about his Harley-Davidson ride, before this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.  Photo / AP
Lewis Hamilton answers questions, but none about his Harley-Davidson ride, before this weekend's Australian Grand Prix. Photo / AP

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is refusing to speak about his controversial motorcycle ride along an Auckland motorway which he filmed and posted on social media.

Hamilton, who spent a couple of days visiting New Zealand before this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, was briefly investigated by police after posting a film of himself on Snapchat as he rode a Harley-Davidson along the Northwestern motorway. Police did not take action because of a lack of evidence.

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The Daily Telegraph reported the British Formula One ace was not keen to talk about the incident when pressed at a media conference in Melbourne yesterday.

Asked if he felt he had any responsibility to set an example to others after he rode and filmed as he drove a stone-faced Hamilton replied: "I don't have much of an answer for you, unfortunately."

Further pressed about being a role model for youths and setting a good example, he shrugged and said: "Again I don't have much of an answer for you."

Yesterday Hamilton was still raving about this week's brief holiday in New Zealand.

In a film posted on his Facebook page he described teeing off high in the Southern Alps as an "unreal experience".

The world motor racing champ also said landing on top of a glacier in the South Island of New Zealand was one of "the craziest experiences of my life".

He hit a speed bump on his first night in Auckland blasting Sky City as the "worst casino experience ever" and tweeting they had "treated me like dirt".

NZH

- NZ Herald

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