Group pushes for Hamilton to lose Swiss license

A road-crash victim's foundation is calling for Lewis Hamilton to be banned from Swiss roads. In the wake of the 2008 world champion's so-called 'hoon' hire-car driving incident in March, his girlfriend told a celebrity magazine this month that...

A road-crash victim's foundation is calling for Lewis Hamilton to be banned from Swiss roads.

In the wake of the 2008 world champion's so-called 'hoon' hire-car driving incident in March, his girlfriend told a celebrity magazine this month that the pair remain wild at the wheel.

"He's like, 'Babe, you're driving with your knees!" singer Nicole Scherzinger told Maxim magazine.

"I'm doing my makeup, changing the radio ..."

The Pussycat Doll also joked that the pair would be banned if it emerged how fast they had driven in Switzerland, where Hamilton rents an apartment.

In response, the safety group RoadCross revealed it has asked the local attorney general to revoke Hamilton's Swiss driving license, also because the McLaren driver crashed after running a stop sign last year.

A spokesman said: "Public figures should be conscious that they are role models and adopt exemplary driving behaviour."

Swiss politician Pius Segmuller told Blick newspaper that he supports the campaign.

"I think they (Hamilton and Scherzinger) show an absolute lack of character. With these statements, he is a bad role model for all the young people who idolise him."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton
Teams McLaren