Hayden Williams went from driver to pilot in a matter of seconds at the Western Springs International.
Hamilton apologised later for the video which he took down from his social media accounts.
The Toro Rosso driver almost had his chance taken away before it even began.
Reid Harker won't do it on his own though, with a Kiwi legend guiding him off the track as well.
The Kiwi driver said he'll bounce back next year but right now, it's a tough pill to swallow.