Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton lost his temper with his pit engineers as he came second in the Malaysia Grand Prix, reports the Daily Mirror.
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The 30-year-old lost to Sebastian Vettel, with the Ferrari looking able to keep up with the pace of the Mercedes throughout. Hamilton was set back early on when he pitted during a safety car and his team put the wrong tires on his car. The English driver said: “This is the wrong tyre man,” as he came out of the stop. However, his engineer said: “The other was well used.”
Later in the race the two time world champion also lost his rag when pit lane chatter leaked in to his helmet. He said: “I can hear you!” When his engineer apologised, he replied: “I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing. Paddy [Lowe, team technical chief] says I might be doing another stop.”
This confusion continued throughout the race, with at one point his team saying: “Lewis you are scheduled to catch Vettel with five laps remaining.” Only for Hamilton to reply: “Don’t talk to me through the corners. I nearly went off.”