Apr.4 (GMM) Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has added his denouncement to the Max Mosley sex scandal.
The 23-year-old McLaren racer is the first active driver to comment on the story that has rocked the formula one world, although Nico Rosberg, of Williams, is also believed to have alluded on Thursday to Mosley's failure to set a good example through his actions.
Hamilton backed the four car manufacturers who on Thursday sided against Mosley, whose continuing position at the helm of the global motoring organisation is beginning to seem untenable.
"I totally agree with what they were saying," Hamilton, a Briton and protege of McLaren boss Ron Dennis, is quoted as saying in Bahrain by The Sun.
"The key is to set a good example. We all, especially the young people, we're always looking up to at least someone to show us the way.
"Setting a good example is the best way of saying it."A French court this week fined Hamilton nearly 600 euros for speeding 66kmh above the limit (196kmh in a 130kmh zone) on a motorway near Laon before last Christmas.
He explained: "I think everyone makes mistakes."I'm young and this is part of my life that for me, in my position, and being a potential role model for lots of young kids, setting a good example is one of our top priorities.
"That's something I'm going to continue to do."I have said that I'm happy to do whatever I need to do to help and to show to them that I support the rules," he added.