F1 team's gaffe causes awkward moment mid-race

James Fossdyke
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during day one of testing ahead of the 2017 Formula One season at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona.
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during day one of testing ahead of the 2017 Formula One season at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona.



It's easy to accidentally refer to someone by someone else's name. Let's be honest, most of us will probably have called a teacher 'Mum' or 'Dad' at some point in our school careers.

When you do something similar on television, though, it's really embarrassing, especially on a show being watched by millions and when you've been working with the person in question for a good few months.