Hamilton jet ski prank costs Mercedes big bucks 23 May, 2013 Lewis Hamilton performs for media in Monaco Wednesday was a costly day in Monaco for Mercedes, according to Swiss newspaper Blick’s veteran Formula 1 correspondent Roger Benoit, Lewis Hamilton decided to pull a prank on a boatload of photographers whilst jet-skiing in the Monaco harbour. The report said Hamilton performed an extra-tight turn in front of the photographers, deliberately soaking their photo and TV cameras and mobile phones with a wave of seawater. “An expensive prank,” said Benoit. “Hamilton’s team Mercedes apologised and apparently paid for the $150,000 in damage.” Later, Hamilton spoke to reporters in the Monaco paddock for his usual media duties with his pet Roscoe – a bulldog – snoring loudly on his lap. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.