Italian Grand Prix race winner Sebastian Vettel says he is unconcerned by fans booing him on the podium after the race.
Vettel was widely booed on the podium by the Ferrari fans after he won in Italy for the third time.
“You can hear the difference, obviously, when you don’t win here in a red suit, you get a lot of that but in the end it’s very nice because it means you’ve done very good and beat the red guys. So we are very proud of that,” he said on the podium.
He expanded on those feelings in the post-race press conference.
“About the general atmosphere, fortunately I had an experience in 2008 which blew me away completely when we won here in an Italian team with a Ferrari engine so the atmosphere was fantastic.”
“When we won here in 2011 and this year… 2011 was a surprise, this year I think it was kind of expected. I said on the radio on the in lap that the more booing we get, the better we have done today.”
“It’s normal. I don’t blame the people to be honest, I think their love of Ferrari is in their genes. It’s something very special. Obviously Fernando is in a great position on the podium, whereas if you’re dressed in any other colour it’s not the same, but still, it’s a fantastic race, a fantastic podium here.”
Third place finisher Mark Webber was supportive of team-mate Vettel, saying that he is not a fan of booing drivers.
“The atmosphere I was not completely a fan of, to be honest. Sebastian won the race and the atmosphere is not completely correct but anyway… that’s their choice,” he said.