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Hamilton gets himself all in a Twitter with Button

Published on Oct 8, 2012 10:05 AM

SUZUKA, Japan (REUTERS) - McLaren's Lewis Hamilton triggered a fresh Twitter storm on Monday by wrongly accusing Formula One team mate and compatriot Jenson Button of disrespect by 'unfollowing' him on the social media site.

Hamilton, who is leaving for Mercedes at the end of the season, was beaten by Button in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.

The two drivers, both world champions, have seemed to get on well at McLaren where their relationship has been presented as generally harmonious.

Hamilton, who has taken enthusiastically to Twitter, caused a controversy at the Belgian Grand Prix last month when he sent out confidential qualifying data to nearly a million of his followers.

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