Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton escaped unhurt in a minor road accident in Monaco on Monday night and as a result will travel to Brazilian Grand Prix a day late.
The 30-year-old said that he “made very light contact with a stationary vehicle” and that nobody was hurt.
The Mercedes driver wrote on Instagram: “I am feeling better and I’m currently boarding the plane to Brazil.”
Hamilton, who owns a McLaren P1, a La Ferrari, a Pagani Zonda and a Mustang Shelby GT500, among other luxury vehicles, informs that his car was “obviously damaged”.
His post on social media reads, “ (sic) ‘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.’”
Hamilton was also forced to cancel a sponsor’s event due to his late departure to Brazil.
Hamilton who has never won at Interlagos aims to emulate his hero Ayrton Senna by winning it.
Earlier in the weekend the triple World Champion threw a surprise party for his mother’s 60th birthday with pop star Jessie J singing at the bash.
Hamilton was also spotted with his ex-girlfriend Nicole Sherzinger in London leading to rumors of a possible reconciliation.