Recent Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr has apologized after a tweet to Renault about driver Jolyon Palmer was sent from his Twitter account, alleging it was done by someone with unauthorized access.
Nasr and Palmer enjoyed a bitter rivalry in GP2 in 2014 when they battled for the title, with Palmer eventually claiming the crown.
Nasr moved up to F1 in 2015 with Sauber, while Palmer followed suit one year later, joining Renault.
Nasr lost his seat at the end of last season to Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein, and is yet to appear in any other series.
Palmer has endured a point-less start to the 2017 season with Renault, finishing Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix in 13th place.
On Monday, a tweet was sent from Nasr’s account to Renault, saying the team should fire Palmer in favor of the Brazilian.
The tweet was quickly deleted, with Nasr tweeting a few hours later that his account had been hacked.
Lesson of this story? Be careful who had access to your account. Well, that or make sure you pick the right account to tweet out from on TweetDeck…