This is the first picture of the moment Lewis Hamilton crashed his £1.5million Pagani Zonda supercar in Monaco.
Instagram user @jordan_adamsinsta reports hearing the brakes lock up on the car, followed by a loud bang, at around 3:30am on Monday morning.
Hamilton posted a picture of himself seated inside a plane on his Instagram account late on Wednesday and said that no one was hurt in the accident.
Dear TeamLH, just wanted to let you know why things have been quiet on social media the past few days. I’ve not been well with a fever but I also had a road accident in Monaco on Monday night. Whilst ultimately, it is nobody's business, there are people knowing my position that will try to take advantage of the situation and make a quick buck. NO problem. Nobody was hurt, which is the most important thing. But the car was obviously damaged and I made very light contact with a stationary vehicle. Talking with the team and my doctor, we decided together that it was best for me to rest at home and leave a day later. But i am feeling better and am currently boarding the plane to Brazil. However, I am informing you because I feel we all must take responsibility for our actions. Mistakes happen to us all but what's important is that we learn from them and grow. Can't wait for the weekend Brazil?? Bless Lewis
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