Model Winnie Harlow accidentally waves the checkered flag at the Grand Prix a lap early

Winnie Harlow might have made an epic Grand Prix faux pas, but at least she can laugh at herself!

During the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, the 23-year-old supermodel waved the checkered flag to signal the end of the race a full lap early, on the 69th lap of the 70-lap race. Formula One was well prepared for such a mishap, as their regulations state that if a flag is waved prematurely, the race concludes after the previous final lap -- in this case, lap 68.

According to ESPN, the error did not impact the race result, as first-place finisher Sebastian Vettel maintained a strong racing speed for what should have been the final lap, though he did message Ferrari with a warning that the flag had been displayed early.

The America's Next Top Model finalist maintained in a series of tweets that the grand flub wasn't her fault -- she was simply doing as was told by race officials.

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10th June 2018, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada; Canadian Formula One Grand Prix, race day; Model and activist Winnie Harlow, friend of Lewis Hamilton and VIP for the race (photo by Octane/Action Plus via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 10: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks with supermodel Winnie Harlow on the grid before the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 10, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Winnie Harlow attends the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Winnie Harlow arrives to the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - JUNE 02: Model Winnie Harlow attends the 11th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park on June 2, 2018 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: (L to R) Draya Michele, Winnie Harlow and Madison Grace attend the REVOLVE 'LA Party In London' hosted by Winnie Harlow at Hotel Cafe Royal on May 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for REVOLVE)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Winnie Harlow attends the REVOLVE 'LA Party In London' hosted by Winnie Harlow at Hotel Cafe Royal on May 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for REVOLVE)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Winnie Harlow attends the cocktail at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2018 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/amfAR/Getty Images for amfAR)
Winnie Harlow at the amfAR 25th Annual Cinema Against AIDS gala at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, during the 71st Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (Photo credit should read John Rasimus / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Winnie Harlow wearing Miu Miu walks the runway at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2018 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Pernod / amfAR)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Winnie Harlow walks the runway at Philipp Plein 'Dynasty' Women's & Men's Resort 2019 Fashion Show during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Winnie Harlow attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Winnie Harlow attends the de Grisogono party during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Villa des Oliviers on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Winnie Harlow at the 'BlacKkKlansman' premiere during the 71st Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May14, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo credit should read John Rasimus / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Winnie Harlow attends Fashion For Relief Cannes 2018 during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Aeroport Cannes Mandelieu on May 13, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
(GERMANY OUT) Model Winnie Harlow bei der Premiere des Films NELYBOV / LOVELESS auf dem Festival de Cannes 2017 / 70. Internationale Filmfestspiele von Cannes (Photo by Future Image/D.Bedrosian/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Winnie Harlow walks the runway during Fashion For Relief Cannes 2018 during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Aeroport Cannes Mandelieu on May 13, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Winnie Harlow walks the Runway at Fashion for Relief Cannes 2018 during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Aeroport Cannes Mandelieu on May 13, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
NICE, FRANCE - MAY 11: Model Winnie Harlow is seen during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Nice Airport on May 11, 2018 in Nice, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Winnie Harlow, Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid attend a Dior dinner during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at JW Marriott on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Winnie Harlow -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Winnie Harlow attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for Vogue)
Winnie Harlow arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala's 2018 theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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"Lol it wasn't me," she wrote in one, while another tweet read, "Loool just following instructions."

Harlow kept her sense of humor throughout, also adding on Twitter, "Let the trolling commence."

Despite the mistake, the fashionista said she was "grateful no one was hurt." 

“IT WASNT ME” *Shaggy Voice* when they tell you to wave the flag a lap too early," she shared. "But I’m so grateful no one was hurt!"

Formula One confirmed that the slip wasn't Harlow's fault, sharing in a good-natured tweet of their own, "When you tell @WinnieHarlow to wave the chequered flag too early. Miscommunications happen! #NoHarmDone"

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