Mercedes clarify Hamilton's jet-ski 'prank'

Thursday 23rd May 2013, 19:37 by TF1T Staff 

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Mercedes have clarified exactly what happened during filming for a feature which sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg jet-skiing in the Monaco sea.

Reports claim the Briton pulled a prank which backfired when he pulled a tight turn in front of the waiting photographers, soaking them and their equipment and reportedly causing £80,000 worth of damage.

A Mercedes spokesperson rubbished the claim.

"The TV equipment is fine, as Sky themselves confirmed to journalists asking questions yesterday," they explained.

"One photographer who failed to protect his camera equipment got some water inside it. But not specifically from something Lewis did. As he is a freelancer, we will make the goodwill gesture of helping to repair/replace the equipment."

The team-mates were filming a feature for Sky television which will broadcast ahead of Sunday's race.

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