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Aussie driver of crashed McLaren charged

AAP logoAAP 4/12/2016

An Australian man has been charged with careless driving after crashing a multi-million-dollar McLaren F1 supercar in New Zealand.

The car was taking part in a tour of New Zealand by 31 McLaren cars honouring the late Bruce McLaren, the manufacturer's Kiwi founder, when it left the road and ended up in a ditch on Saturday.

The 65-year-old Australian driver was treated for broken or sprained thumb and has now been summonsed to appear in court on Monday.

McLaren hosed down the attention on Saturday, saying it was only a minor accident.

The F1s are capable of travelling at almost 400km/h and versions of them have sold for as much as $US13.5 million.

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