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Hamilton thinks celebrating wins should be encouraged - Lewis wasn't penalised for his Silverstone donuts

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This is F1Minute and it’s the 9th July 2009.

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he wasn’t penalised for doing some donuts for the crowd after the British Grand Prix. Hamilton finished outside the points, and spun his McLaren a few times on the in lap, but says if things were different, he wouldn’t have done it: “I think when you have won the race you don't want to risk anything and they don't want to damage the car. You have got to do all these different things like pick up rubber and you don't want to get a penalty on top of that.” He added: “We do burn-outs and donuts all the time in demonstrations and things and the car will be fine. As long as you treat it right and do it properly you won't damage the car. I don't think it was unsafe for anyone so why shouldn't we be allowed to do it?” Hear, hear.

Elsewhere, Sébastien Bourdais has spoken out against rumours that this may be his last race. I hadn’t heard these but apparently the French media believe he might be dropped for new tester Alguersuari. He says the team have said nothing to him, but chances are they wouldn’t, would they?

That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.