Vettel brushes aside Monza booing
9 September 2013 – Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel says he has "no hard feelings" over the podium boos targeted at him by Ferrari's loyal Tifosi fanbase after winning the Italian Grand Prix.
The German, whose Formula 1 victory tally now stands at 32, led home Fernando Alonso by five seconds to extend his championship advantage to 53 points, with a sizeable portion of the gathered supporters booing throughout the national anthem.
But despite the atmosphere, Vettel claimed that it was only a natural reaction.
"The more booing the better, that is what happens if you win at Monza and are not dressed in red!" Vettel said of the situation. "As they've booed a lot, I think we can be happy. I think Italians imbibe the Ferrari red from infancy, so no hard feelings.
"As long as we win it's fine. We had a great weekend, which we didn't really expect."
Team-mate Mark Webber said the booing was "not completely correct" after the race.