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. Tweet Related NewsHamilton: Nico and I spoke, we’re cool, still friends #noproblemHakkinen unimpressed with Hamilton’s behaviourRosberg won battle of mind games in Monaco says MassaLauda: Hamilton’s behaviour bad for the Mercedes brandButton: Hamilton will come back stronger than everLauda: You have to be a bastard to win in Formula 1Hamilton: Nico is not my friend, we are colleaguesMercedes: We will enjoy this momentHamilton: The battle between Nico and me is fierceHas Hamilton declared war on Rosberg after Qualifying drama? Adam22 $150k won’t put a dint on LH $20m salary Codger Yet another example of Lewis Hamilton’s immaturity! Alan Look up narcissistic in the dictionary and you’ll find a photo of Lewis with no definition needed. Craig what a knucklehead. zipthebunny give him a break, he’s free from McLaren’s tight grip, he’s worked hard with the new team, and he’s in the points….he’s having fun (the kind of fun McLaren wouldnt let him have). It is a shame all that equipment got wet, not easy to replace it on the road before a major event….C’est la vie Richard Please remember Hamilton is the best driver in F1 history. phil he should have paid out of pocket. even with millions in the bank he still uses “daddys” money when he breaks something Hooters It’s a beat up. Those camera cost nothing like that and water does not automatically destroy them. What, everyone had $10k mobile phones held out to the spray of water? Yeah right… Not.