Sep.2 (GMM/Inautonews.com) The Lewis Hamilton ‘Twittergate’ affair deepened on Sunday.

On Saturday, ‘Tweets’ posted by the 2008 world champion and featuring the obscenity-acronym ‘WTF’ suggested Jenson Button had been given a better front wing in qualifying.

The Tweets were deleted.

Then, ahead of Sunday’s Belgian grand prix, the ‘Twittergate’ affair shifted into a higher gear when Hamilton posted via his social media account an image of a confidential McLaren telemetry sheet.

The sheet was apparently evidence of Button’s qualifying advantage at Spa-Francorchamps, with hand-written remarks making clear Hamilton lost ‘6 tenths on the STRAIGHT’ to the sister McLaren.

It also included sensitive team information, including the MP4-27’s ride height.

“He was asked to take it down and he did it immediately,” team boss Martin Whitmarsh is quoted by the BBC.

The affair comes amid Hamilton’s reported tense negotiations with McLaren over his new contract for 2013.

“This is effectively a war,” an unnamed paddock member said.

Whitmarsh, adding that Hamilton apologised, explained: “He misjudged the (telemetry) situation.

“He wasn’t thinking clearly, obviously.”

The 27-year-old British driver crashed at the first corner on Sunday, and did not appear for interviews during the race.

Afterwards, he said: “I really don’t want to talk about the start. People can see what happened.”

  • SAY AS IT IS

    Perhaps you should take out from head the Diamonds
    =
    Allow his Crash Helmet to fit without his likkle ears getting sore
    =
    NOW DRIVE THAT F1 CAR LIKE YOU STOLE IT
    C"mon
    YOU ARE A McLAREN DRIVER
    LIVEN up LEWis

    LIVEN UP LEWIS ==LUL
    Never gonna replace LOL

  • Fay ridd

    Leave the boy alone we all make mistakes if it wasn't for all the mistakes the team has made he would be leading the championship so he got something wrong what a terrible week he has had. So Ll the other teams that are trying to make more out of it. Stop your. Childish ways and move on. Best of luck Lewis fort this weekend make it an exi icing one last week was boring. When you and alonso were knocked out. Only had do something do something verttel left he is frightened to death of passing if he isnet out in front. So look after your man mclaren he's all you got atthe moment.

  • http://twitter.com/bufbarnaby @bufbarnaby

    He`s a knee grow…what did you expect ?