Jenson Button admits he was disappointed by Lewis Hamilton’s now infamous Tweet of sensitive telemetry data just prior to the Belgian GP.
The team asked Hamilton to delete it, but not before the image had been widely circulated around the internet.
“We work so hard to improve the car and keep things like that secret and private,” Button told The Guardian. “I didn’t want to see it on Twitter. It was the whole telemetry from qualifying. It wasn’t just the rear wing. I was very surprised and disappointed.
“The bit about the time on the straights isn’t the bit that’s important to me. He should be gaining it back in the corners because he’s got more downforce on anyway. And I was eight tenths quicker in qualifying anyway.
“I think it’s done now. I don’t think it’s for me to be angry with Lewis. It’s not a personal thing.”
After Sunday’s race team boss Martin Whitmarsh confirmed that Lewis had been told to delete the Tweet but insisted that earlier deletions were the decision of the driver.
“I think the Tweets earlier in the weekend he took down of his own volition,” said Whitmarsh. “No one spoke to him about it. This morning I think he made an error of judgement and we asked him to take that one down, and he did. I think he realises that. I don’t think that’s had an impact on his weekend.”