Mercedes-Benz, which supplies the engines to the McLaren team where British rookie Lewis Hamilton and Spanish champion Fernando Alonso have been battling it out on and off the track all season, is hunting down one of its employees in Spain. The as-yet unidentified employee, evidently an Alonso fan, logged on the Wikipedia and posted some less-than-flattering remarks about Hamilton, who enters the final round of the 2007 F1 season with a commanding lead over his rivals.
The employee modified a quote from Michael Schumacher on the Hamilton Wiki to read "I know he is quite ugly, but if he keeps this up I'm sure he will reach F1." (Modification italicized.) Deep. In his edit, the employee also lambasted Hamilton for a crash with Mark Webber and Sebastien Vettel at the Japanese Grand Prix.

In response, site administrators removed the edits and locked the page from further modification until October 20, the day before the final round in Brazil. Meanwhile Mercedes, which confirmed that the IP address originates from its Spanish headquarters, is trying to find out exactly who's culpable, while issuing a reminder to its staff about its internet policy. And we thought NSFW pornographic material was a problem in the workplace.

[Source: Autosport]

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