Why does Vettel get jeered?
As another Sebastian Vettel victory is greeted with podium boos, DIETER RENCKEN asks whether it's the driver or his Red Bull team prompting the vitriol, and considers the consequences for F1
In the opening five years of this century, Michael Schumacher and Ferrari dominated grand prix racing, setting record after record as the scarlet steamroller annihilated their opposition, winning across the globe at will. Such was the hegemony that Schumacher and team-mate Rubens Barrichello could switch positions on the last lap, on the finish line and even on the podium.
Ferrari's domination might have damaged Formula 1's TV ratings - the sport's lifeblood - but not the Prancing Horse itself: the German (and his team) were feted from Melbourne to Monaco, from Montreal to Monza, as millions of Red Riding Hoods unashamedly bought into the Ferrari dream.
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