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Lewis Hamilton slammed teammate Jenson Button for being disrespectful as he suspected the 2009 world champion to have unfollowed him on Twitter after the recent announcement of a driver line-up shakeup for next season.
Hamilton, who has partnered Button since 2010, will drive for Mercedes next season, leaving behind his association with McLaren of six years. Sergio Perez is to serve as a replacement at the British team next year.
“Just noticed @jensonbutton unfollowed, thats a shame. After 3 years as teammates, I thought we respected one another but clearly he doesn't,” Hamilton mentioned on his Twitter page on Monday.
“Funny thing is, we are STILL teammates! All good tho, I plan on giving this team & fans all I got til I cross the finish line in brazil!!!” he added.
Button however had clarified earlier that he never followed his teammate on the social networking website, a fact that Hamilton discovered within an hour of posting his Tweets.
“My bad, just found out Jenson never followed me. Don't blame him! Need to be on Twitter more!” he said.
This was the second time Hamilton had blundered on Twitter after he posted sensitive telemetry data ahead of the race at the Belgian Grand Prix in September, explaining why he was slower than Button in qualifying.