New Delhi: Newly crowned back-to-back Formula One World champion Lewis Hamilton revealed that the widely reported Monaco crash was a result of heavy partying, according to a report.
"It was a result of heavy partying and not much rest for 10 days. I am a bit run down. I have been non-stop and trying to fit training in at the same time and not getting a lot of sleep, " BBC quoted Hamilton as saying.
The Briton earlier said that he made "very light contact" with a stationary vehicle but that no-one was hurt on Tuesday early morning accident in Monaco.
The three-time World champion had subsequently delayed his flight to this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix until Wednesday on medical advice as he has been suffering with a fever.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, he said that, "I've not been well with a fever but I also had a road accident in Monaco on Monday night."
Explaining the accident, the 30-year-old added: "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."
"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," he wrote.