Hamilton in hot water as Button cruises to victory
Lewis Hamilton was yesterday reprimanded by McLaren for tweeting important information about his vehicle, hours before a disastrous start saw him out of the Belgian Grand Prix inside the first lap at Spa.
Team-mate Jenson Button went on to win the race for McLaren, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen also on the podium.
Earlier Hamilton had found himself in trouble with his team, who reacted strongly after he posted a picture of his qualifying lap overlay on Saturday.
"We did ask him to remove this morning's telemetry tweets," said team principal Martin Whitmarsh. Hamilton responded to the request by taking down many of the comments, one of which had contained the acronym "WTF".
His day got worse once the first race of the resumed Formula One season started, and after a collision with Romain Grosjean, Fernando Alonso and Kamui Kobayashi, Hamilton's race was over before completing a lap.
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