Friday, September 13, 2013

Schumacher: Vettel can stop boo's by joining Ferrari

According to Sebastian Vettel's ex-mentor, friend and compatriot Michael Schumacher, the only way Sebastian Vettel can stop Italian fans from booing him at Monza is by wearing red.

Michael Schumacher was loved by the tifosi only after he joined the Italian marquee and subsequently won five of his seven world championships with them. 

Even Ferrari President, Luca di Montezemolo, was not impressed with the reaction of the fans towards Vettel's domination at Monza.

“Thanks to the fans who are fantastic,” Montezemolo said at the Frankfurt motor show earlier this week, “but we could have done without the booing of Vettel.”

Schumacher, however, does not expect Montezemolo’s reaction will stop the tifosi.

“They didn’t love me at first,” the now-retired seven time world champion, who won the Italian Grand Prix five times (but only while wearing red) told Bild newspaper.

“For that, you have to be wearing a red suit,” said Schumacher.

“They respect Sebastian’s achievement, but they are not always able to react differently from an emotional side,” he explained.

Ironically though, a young Sebastian Vettel won his first ever Formula 1 race at Monza much to the delight of the Italian fans, in an Italian team, Scuderia Toro Rosso. The team used to be called Minardi before it was bought by Red Bull boss, Dietrich Mateschitz, to serve as a junior team which would help young driver development and feed the main Red Bull team.

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