F1 » Heckling sours Vettel's moment of glory in Monza

As they so often do, the Tifosi made their feelings known loud and clear at the end of the Italian Grand Prix. And it wasn't a very pleasant or comfortable experience for the race winner.

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September 09, 2013 6:26 PM

Custom dictates that in Italy,you don't stick your middle finger out to indicate any other thing than F you.It was plain and simple he wanted to irk the Tifosi for the good.Dont hold briief for someone out of ignorance.


September 09, 2013 6:34 PM

akaadu. wow. saying something three times over, does not make it true. as others say, sebs finger is a trademark and it is his index finger.

if you don't like it, don't watch it, but don't accuse a person of something that he did not do.


September 09, 2013 6:45 PM

The Tifosi are great for F1 and provide a fantastic atmosphere but personally I think its wrong to boo someone who's only "wrongdoing" is doing a good job. If Vettel had cheated or done something dirty at Monza fair enough give him some stick, but he didn't.

And lets not think it's just the Italian's, British fans were cheering when Schumacher broke his leg at Silverstone in '99. Not big and not clever.


September 09, 2013 6:52 PM

Akaado is on par with Taz for the day but the General overtook them both.
Matafuko, “maybe your eyes are deceiving you” So I am right in calling them one eyed fan boys, mate, they are really hart this time seeing all chances evaporate by idiotic driving during qualifying.

Mark _

September 09, 2013 6:53 PM

This is what happens when people are fans of a driver or a team and not of the sport. I remember once when Senna spun in Brazil and the majority of the fans left before the race was even over.


September 09, 2013 7:09 PM


Love you too.

For the record I've been to Italy twice (once for the Monza GP) and really enjoyed it so it's not anti-Italian sentiment but booing just because the driver and team outclassed your home grown race team is rude, simple as.

I thought it was rude when Stoner got booed at the British GP (and I'm not a huge fan of the guy).


September 09, 2013 7:26 PM

Taz, I lost count of the times I was at Monza and also the times I have been at Silverstone and this over a long time spell so I am in a position to compare the type/difference of what Richard described/termed as bigotry.
I well remember what A Senna, Schumacher, and Vettel had to go through at the hands of the British fans.


September 09, 2013 7:29 PM


i can send you an screenshot of the interview, the sceen you mean, vettle ha a big grinn to someone in the crowd an sticks up his indexfinger, just use "slow replay" if you find it somewhere.

still somehow i understand the booing in italy, but in silverstone ... RBR is still a british team?!



September 09, 2013 7:39 PM


Remember sitting in a stand at Monza watching Jos Verstapen getting out of the car and both getting pelted with coins from Italian fans.

Very passionate.

Can argue this point all night but it's pointless.

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