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Red Bull star Sebastian Vettel admits he doesn’t understand why he was booed when he appeared at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July.
The World Champion had to retire from the race when in the lead, and that was met with jeers from the crowd as he walked back to the paddock. The German was also booed when he appeared at the post race concert after the race.
Three weeks earlier, Vettel was booed once more when on the podium after breezing to victory at the Canadian GP.
Vettel is currently on course to win the world title for the fourth consecutive time, with Lewis Hamilton his closest challenger for the 2013 crown.
The 26-year-old has admitted he was surprised by the reception at Silverstone but he insists it does not affect him.
“I didn’t understand it,” he told Daily Mail.
“I had not done anything to make them do it. I went up on to the stage later for the post-race concert and got booed again. I took my camera out and said, ‘If you are going to boo me at least do it properly.’ I tried to make a laugh out of it.
“But you don’t like it when people boo. Obviously in the British Grand Prix if I am leading and they want a British driver to win they might not like it, which is fair, but booing, I don’t think that is fair. If one starts booing, others join in. I don’t think they were all wanting to boo per se – it was a chain reaction, so you shouldn’t get too upset by that.”