Well, this is awkward ... Lewis Hamilton -- a guy who makes his living getting there first -- was rejected at the door of a super fancy Paris fashion show ... for getting there last.
Hamilton -- along with singer Janelle Monae -- tried to attend Stella McCartney's spring/summer fashion show in Paris this past weekend, but there was one problem ... they were tardy to the party.
Check out the video -- it's cringe worthy watching the two mega stars stand outside the venue for what seems like ages.
Cheer up Lewis ... you spent the summer with Rihanna ... and that's a venue we'd all like access to.
BTW -- the two did eventually get into the show ... still, the initial rejection had to sting.