Vettel blames Ferrari fans for being booed after winning Singapore GP

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2013, 11:21 AM IST

Singapore: F1 driver Sebastian Vettel has said after winning the Singapore Grand Prix that a travelling contingent of hardcore Ferrari fans was to be blamed for repeated booing as he was again heckled.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, 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, according to the report.

He said that it was not nice but when he looked around the grandstands, most of the fans were dressed in red, referring to Ferrari `s team colour.

Boos rang out in Belgium after Vettel`s win there, but some of those may have been from environmental campaigners after a protest during the grand prix, the report said.