Hamilton jet ski prank costs Mercedes big bucks

Lewis Hamilton performs for media in Monaco

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.

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