It was an embarrassing moment for Lewis Hamilton during the Malaysian Grand Prix when the British driver accidentally pulled into the McLaren garage for his pit stop.
The McLaren crew were out in the pitlane waiting for Jenson button when Lewis Hamilton pulled into their pit garage on lap seven. Fortunately the Brit realised his mistake immediately and he drove straight through before pulling into the Mercedes pit box.
“I did a Jenson,” Hamilton said. “He did that a couple of years ago. i am used to driving in the McLaren pits. I don’t know how I got it wrong so I apologise to my team.”
Despite being told to save fuel towards the end of the race, Hamilton finished on the podium for the first time with his new team. Hamilton’s team-mate Nico Rosberg finished just behind.
“If I am honest, Nico [Rosberg] should be standing here,” Hamilton said. “He had better pace. I was was fuel saving for a long, long time.
“But the guys did a great job and I brought it home.
“I can’t say it’s the best feeling being up here but racing is racing.”