Belgian Grand Prix winner Jenson Button says that he was disappointed after his team-mate Lewis Hamilton posted McLaren’s qualifying telemetry data on Twitter.
Belgian GP qualifying McLaren has decided to use old version rear wing on Hamilton’s car, but its cost his front row at Spa and he set eighth place on the grid. Following Hamilton posted qualifying telemetry data on his twitter.
This data explained speed comparison to Button. Whose low downforce set-up was better suited to the Spa. It was vital data of the McLaren, most significant insight in to the performance of the MP4-27, for example ride height and speed data.
“Damn, WTF!! Jenson has the new rear wing on, I have the old. We voted to change, didn’t work out. I lose 0.4 tenths just on the straight,” he wrote.
“Nothing I could do. Now, it’s about picking up every point I can from there. Jenson should win easy with that speed.”
“I’ll say disappointed,” Button said of his feelings on the matter. “We work so hard to improve the car and to keep things like that private.
“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.”