Whitmarsh calm over Hamilton Twitter situation
3 September 2012 – Martin Whitmarsh remained unperturbed when questioned over Lewis Hamilton’s use of Twitter. The 2008 World Champion has recently posted a number of dubious messages on the social networking website, including important telemetry data from Spa.
On Sunday morning, Hamilton sent out a tweet comparing the fastest qualifying laps of himself and team-mate Jenson Button. It is believed Ferrari and other teams found the message particularly amusing, as the Englishman had revealed information so easily.
‘Could you also tweet the race strategy and set up sheet. Thanks mate,’ Alex Wurz, former F1 racer and now driver trainer for Williams, responded in a tweet of his own.
When quizzed over the Hamilton tweets - including several referring to expletives which have also been removed - by BBC Sport’s Eddie Jordan, the Team Principal replied:
“He was asked to take it down, which he did immediately. He misjudged that. There is speculation that we also asked him to remove other tweets, but we did not. As soon as we saw that particular one we asked him to remove it. He wasn’t thinking clearly when he put that out and we obviously asked him to remove it.”
After being taken out of Sunday’s Belgian race by Romain Grosjean, Hamilton has again dropped behind Kimi Räikkönen to fifth in the Drivers’ Championship.
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