After mysterious rumblings that Lewis Hamilton we feeling "unwell" and resting ahead of making an appearance in Brazil, he has now announced that he was suffering from a fever and had a small fender-bender in Monaco on Monday.
From Lewis's Instagram feed:
I 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.
I'm sure he'll face further scrutiny from the press when he arrives, but honestly.... of all things for a racer to do, crashing in to a parked car must be the ultimate embarrassment. I don't want to cast dispersions as to whether suffering from a fever is really the whole story, but if that's the truth it's a bit fishy that we weren't immediately told what happened.