Felipe Nasr, Jolyon Palmer tweet causes social media stir

Felipe Nasr may well have the right to feel aggrieved for not being on the Formula One grid this season, but we get the feeling this tweet to Renault was a mistake rather than a genuine dig at former rival Jolyon Palmer.

The embarrassing gaffe sent from the Brazilian's official Twitter account was in direct reply to Renault, questioning Palmer's place at the French manufacturer with the Briton yet to register a point in the opening three races of 2017 in Renault's much-improved yellow-and-black clad RS17.

The pair were rivals as they battled for supremacy in GP2 in 2015 and their frosty relationship continued all the way into F1, not helped by a collision at the 2016 Italian Grand Prix. Palmer said Nasr's driving on that day had been worse than driving standards in GP2 and GP3. There's certainly no love lost between them.

Of course, it is well known that many racing drivers have PRs looking after their social media feeds on their behalf, and the speed in which the tweet was deleted suggests it was not sent by Nasr himself. Still, an amusing blunder which brilliantly, and awkwardly, was picked up on and shared across social media before the guilty party had realised their mistake and hit the 'delete' button.

Nasr later moved to clarify the situation with another social media post that read: "Hi guys, I had a non-authorized access in my twitter account. Sorry for any inconvenience. I have already changed all my passwords."