Dennis critical of Vettel comments

By on Monday, April 7, 2014
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McLaren boss Ron Dennis has criticised comments made by reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel described the new sound of Formula 1 as 'shit' ahead of last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, a comment which was not well received by FIA president Jean Todt.

Dennis also expressed disappointment at Vettel's comments prior to Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

"Being a World Champion requires a dignified approach to everything, so putting aside the language, even the sentiment is inappropriate," Dennis told Sky Sports.

"The simple fact is if he was sat in a Mercedes he would be extremely happy, and I'm quite sure any four or five-letter words would be more of joy.

"He should reflect on the fact he has had a period of dominance, and just because that dominance is being shaken by Mercedes, it doesn't give him the licence to be disrespectful of the obligations placed on him."


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