F1 » Hamilton rapped for Twitter telemetry leak

Lewis Hamilton has been in hot water with McLaren after posting confidential team telemetry data on a social media site over the weekend - which rival teams are scrambling to examine.

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September 03, 2012 11:39 AM

Gross misconduct.

If I shared sensitive company information on twitter I'd be sacked and rightly so.

Granted I'm not a top F1 driver but it shows a lack of respect for the team.

Dhruv - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 11:44 AM

At this point of time only one question comes to mind. Lewis is a great talent but with all the headache and the negative vibes that he is bringing these days is he really worth keeping in the team? Button was struggling in four races on the trot but I never heard him do or say anything ridiculous. Probably its better to have a slightly slower driver (who is fine with a lower pay) alongside Jenson

Lewis the great - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 11:57 AM

Lewis has to hold his hands up as he went for the wing that gave higher D/F hence giving him a lot slower time on the straights, Ive just seen the telemetry on BBCF1 and he is losing .6sec in the straights to Jenson. I believe Lewis is more of an adaptable driver than Jenson and should really have showed this when trying to come to terms with the new wing.

As for the tweet i think he was just trying to show his fans the difference in performance between his and Jensons car which i as a fan do appreciate as it explains why Jenson was so much quicker than a driver who is naturally the quickest at Mclaren.

Lets hope Andy Latham and his team can help to better advise Lewis in future.


September 03, 2012 12:00 PM

Ok, read this tweet quickly, as I will be asked to take it down soon. My Infiniti G37's coefficient of drag is.... (need to check the manual)
Seriously, what was Lewis thinking. He's on record as saying the decision was one he supported, and then he does this. I understand his frustration, but this will NOT help his contract negotiation. In fact, it might be the most expensive tweet ver made.
And by now he should know that, when the car is perfect, Jenson is unbeatable, but that doesn't happen all that frequently and Lewis just needs to learn and go in and dominate Monza.
He has improved his PR skills dramatically, but he still has a ways to go.
Oh, and the coefficient of drag is .29. Damn. Now BMW knows.

eddie benign - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 12:03 PM

i thought he would stay cos there is no available top seat next year. but then again the team may cut their losses. Why should they care if he spends a year out of a car. They need team players to win.


September 03, 2012 12:14 PM

Of all the dim-witted things that Lulu has done during his F1 career this takes the biscuit. What on Earth goes on in that kids head?
Taz is right any other employee of any other company would be facing a gross misconduct hearing, but no doubt McLaren will just accept this serious breach of confidentiality as just another Lulu brain fart. He really is a liability, can you imagine any other driver being so stupid as to post sensitive company information on Twitter? On the bright side it's a great oportunity to laugh at Lulu and his fans, you support a complete bellend! LOL


September 03, 2012 12:15 PM

Yeah it was a terribly dumb move on Lewis's part. I'd be in hot water for leaking sensitive stuff. McLaren had dismissed the issue publicly according to the BBC that the Tweeted info "has not caused much harm," says Paddy Lowe in a PR move to quiet things down but what goes on at the garage and the HQ at Woking behind close doors may be something else.

Yamaha R1 - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 12:25 PM

Didnt you just love the way Martin caught micheal's and whitmarsh looking at the blackberry before the race....and wasn't that face priceless on shirtslinger when Lewis went off....

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