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McLaren: Hamilton tweet made an error of judgment

McLaren has move on Lewis Hamilton controversial tweet at the Belgian GP; the British man published the Spa Qualifying telemetry data on his twitter.

After the Belgian GP qualifying Lewis Hamilton released the McLaren’s telemetry data sheet, its described speed comparison to Button. Whose low downforce configuration was better suited to the Spa. It was vital data of the McLaren, most important insight in to the performance of the MP4-27, for example ride height and speed data.

One of the McLaren’s rival head told the Autosport ‘gold dust’ for his engineers in understanding the performance of the MP4-27. Following McLaren team Principal asked Hamilton remove the image. And also he doesn’t think its breach any secrecy of McLaren.

“I think he made an error of judgment, and we asked him to take that one down and he did,” explained Whitmarsh. I think he realizes that, and I don’t think it’s had an impact on his weekend.”

“It would be interesting to see how other team principals would deal with it. But I think no, it was an error of judgment, it was corrected fairly quickly and apologised for. We move on.”

Controversial telemetry data

McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe qualm that rival teams would have gained much from the data, but says it was still wrong for the information to have been posted.

“Like all of these things the internet has an infinite memory and I am sure the tweet has been taken down, I have had several engineers approach me and it wasn’t great, but in reality it is more about that we don’t share data with the world. The actual data in there isn’t going to be any great use to anyone, I don’t think there is much damage done. Paddy said

“The actual mistake that Lewis made, which he understands, is that he didn’t really appreciate the nature of that information. The engineers don’t like to see that because we spend our lives trying to keep things like that secret. So it is more what it represents.”


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