Italian GP: McLaren's Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton move on from Twitter spat
|By Jonathan Noble||Thursday, September 6th 2012, 16:59 GMT|
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button say they have both moved on from the controversy caused by tweeting of confidential McLaren data over the Belgian Grand Prix weekend.
McLaren asked Hamilton to remove a photographic image of telemetry data he had put online comparing his and his team-mate's qualifying lap at Spa - which highlighted the time he lost because of a high-downforce wing.
Button said after his victory that he was 'disappointed' Hamilton had released the data because of the value it had to rival teams, but said in Italy on Thursday that the matter was now closed.
"It is in the past," explained Button. "I thought it was important to say how I felt, because it is very easy to not say anything. I think it is also better, because when you say it you can clear it up.
"It was a shame as I didn't get to see Lewis after the race either, as we had a picture together and that was it. But that was the last race and we have moved on from it. We will see how we do this weekend."
Hamilton too played down the situation - insisting that there was no lingering trouble caused by what had happened, and that he had no intention of discussing the issue with Button.
"I haven't spoken to him, and I don't plan to. We have moved on from it. Obviously it wasn't the best thing to do and it won't happen again, so we move forward and focus on this race."