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2012-10-08 09:00

'NEED TO BE MORE ON TWITTER': Lewis Hamilton needs to think before tweeting or at least ask his team boss if he should tweet confidential data or question his friendship with Button.

Alan Baldwin

SUZUKA, Japan, - McLaren's Lewis Hamilton triggered a fresh Twitter storm by wrongly accusing Formula 1 team mate Jenson Button of disrespect by "unfollowing" him on the social media site.

Hamilton, who is leaving for Mercedes at the end of 2012, was beaten by Button in the Japanese Grand Prix.

The two drivers, both world champions, seemed to get on well at McLaren where their relationship has been presented as generally harmonious.

NO RESPECT?

Hamilton, who has taken enthusiastically to Twitter, caused a controversy at the Belgian Grand Prix when he sent out confidential qualifying data to nearly a million of his followers.

Button said at the time he was "disappointed" by his actions.

Hamilton tweeted: "Just noticed @jensonbutton unfollowed, thats a shame. After 3 years as team mates, I thought we respected one another but clearly he doesn't."

"Funny thing is, we are STILL team mates! All good though, I plan on giving this team and fans all I got til I cross the finish line in brazil!"

The messages were soon followed by another retracting what he had said to an audience of followers that now numbers 1.1 million.

Hamilton wrote: "My bad, just found out Jenson never followed me. Don't blame him! Need to be on Twitter more."

Hamilton is being replaced at McLaren by rookie Sergio Perez in 2013.



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