Formula One's official app hacked with prankster posting cheeky message to users

FORMULA ONE'S official app was hacked as a prankster posted a cheeky message to users.

Journalist Jason Duaine Hahn uploaded the joke, which appeared to show F1 being mocked.

A notification on the app read: "Hmmm, I should check my security.. :)"

SunSport understands there is no security breach and the message is believed to have come from someone playing a practical joke.

It comes only two months after Williams were forced to scrap their augmented reality car launch because their app was hacked.

The F1 continues tomorrow with the Austrian GP, the ninth race of the season.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen currently leads Britain's Lewis Hamilton, the reigning champion.

Hamilton has recently signed a new two-year contract with Mercedes keeping him in F1 until 2023.

The seven time world champion has agreed terms on a package worth around £80million.

His new contract is a huge statement of intent from F1's most successful driver of all time.

Next year the sport will undergo its biggest ever rule change and Hamilton is confident that Merc are capable of delivering him a car to fight for more victories and titles.

He said: "It is hard to believe it's been nearly nine years working with this incredible team and I'm excited we're going to continue our partnership for two more years.

"We've accomplished so much together but we still have a lot to achieve, both on and off the track.

"I'm incredibly proud and grateful of how Mercedes has supported me in my drive to improve diversity and equality in our sport.

"They have held themselves accountable and made important strides in creating a more diverse team and inclusive environment.

"Thank you to all the dedicated and talented individuals at Mercedes whose hard work makes it all possible and the board for their continued trust in me.

"We're entering a new era of car which will be challenging and exciting and I can't wait to see what else we can achieve together."

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