Live TV segment on Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley interrupted by lewd text cock-up

A veteran motorsport presenter has inadvertently shown why you shouldn't use your phone during live TV broadcasts.

Ted Kravitz, a pit lane reporter who was at the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix over the weekend, was using his phone to show photos of Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley as a child on live television.

The Sky Sports segment - Ted's Notebook, which he does ahead of every race - was looking at the phenomenal rise of the young star in the making, who recently signed for Toro Rosso.

However, in the middle of explaining why Hartley had chosen the number 28 for his vehicle, he got a rather rude text from a contact named MSY Mob.

The text, which consisted of just the word "COCK" in all capitals, flashed up on his screen in front of the images, forcing Kravitz to quickly conceal his phone once he'd seen what it said.

"It's always a bit of risk when you do this, because people text you with certain messages," he said, before quickly getting rid of the text and returning to the broadcast.

It's not known whether Kravitz has got in any trouble for the incident.

Newshub.