Formula One: Champion Sebastian Vettel blames jealous Ferrari fans for podium jeers
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Sebastian Vettel Sunday said a travelling contingent of hardcore Ferrari fans were to blame for repeated booing as he was again heckled after dominating the Singapore Grand Prix.
The German, booed on the podium in both Belgium and Italy, was jeered again as he took the honours in Singapore, prompting TV interviewer Martin Brundle to break off and tell the offenders to be quiet.
Afterwards Vettel, who is sprinting towards his fourth straight world title after seven wins in 13 races, said the booing was sour grapes from a group of well-heeled Ferrari loyalists.
"It's not nice but I think you should look around the grandstands. Most of the fans are dressed in red," he said, referring to Ferrari's team colour.