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Lewis Hamilton involved in road accident in Monaco ahead of Brazilian Grand Prix

F1 star Lewis Hamilton has been involved in a road accident in Monaco ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix .

The newly-crowned triple world champion travelled to Sao Paulo on Wednesday – a day later than planned – on medical advice.

Hamilton revealed news of the crash via Instagram on Monday night but said he walked away unharmed.

“Dear TeamLH, just wanted to let you know why things have been quiet on social media the past few days,” Hamilton wrote.

“I’ve not been well with a fever but I also had a road accident in Monaco on Monday night.

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“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.”

Hamilton sealed his third world championship with victory at the United States Grand Prix last month.

Earlier this week, the 30-year-old said a win in Brazil would be a ‘salute’ to Ayrton Senna. Hamilton has never won at the Interlagos track in eight previous attempts.

He finished second behind team-mate Nico Rosberg last year, while he was vying for the lead with Nico Hulkenberg in his final race with McLaren in 2012 before a race-ending collision.

But the Briton is hopeful of ending his winless streak at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

“This was the home race for Ayrton, so it was a dream of mine to race in Sao Paulo when I was younger and I always feel his presence when I’m there,” said Hamilton, who has spoken of ‘carrying the baton’ for the Brazilian after surpassing his number of career wins and emulating him with a hat-trick of titles.

“He was such a huge hero in Brazil and it’s humbling that I always get such a warm response there. It’s amazing to think that it took Ayrton eight attempts to win this race and it’s one of the few I haven’t yet won myself.

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“If I can change that this weekend it would be a salute to him and another highlight to add to this amazing year, so I’ll be going all out to make that happen.”

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