Lewis Hamilton took third place in this year's Malaysian Grand Prix—though not without some intra-team controversy—despite a pretty hilarious pit stop, as pit stops go. Over the summer, Hamilton switched from the McLaren racing team to Mercedes and for his first tire change at Malaysia, he tried to pit at his old home.
Trying to make light of the incident, even though it cost him valuable time in hunting down the Red Bulls, Hamilton said: “I don’t know how I got it so wrong – it was just an old habit. I drove for that team for six years and have always seen their tops, and I just pulled in. I realised I was in the wrong one when they waved me on. It was not a great feeling.”
McLaren, also trying to make light of the situation, gently ribbed their ex-driver.
Smiles in the garage after a well-worked double pitstop with an unexpected twist. #F1— McLaren (@TheFifthDriver) March 24, 2013
Feel free to pop in and say "hi" any time, @lewishamilton!— McLaren (@TheFifthDriver) March 24, 2013
And yes, that is his girlfriend, Nicole Scherzinger, laughing at him.