08/10/2012 10:39 BST | Updated 08/10/2012 10:40 BST

Lewis Hamilton Jumps The Gun Over Jenson Button On Twitter

Lewis Hamilton admitted he made a mistake after wrongly accused Jenson Button of disrespecting him by not following him on Twitter.

After two tweets expressing his disappointment, Hamilton then realised Button never followed him on the social networking site and retracted his initial tweets.

A journalist reported Button had unfollowed his colleague earlier in the week, which presumably lead to Hamilton's frankness online.

But Button tweeted to a user on 1 October he had never subscribed to Hamilton's timeline.

Hamilton, who will leave McLaren to join Mercedes next year, has found himself in trouble before on Twitter.

Earlier this year he posted a picture of the telemetry from his and Button's qualifying laps at the Belgian Grand Prix, which he was then instructed to remove.

The 27-year-old is 42 points behind leader Fernando Alonso in the championship after finishing fifth in the weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.