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Horner, Lauda criticise fans for booing Vettel
Monday 23rd September 2013, 08:13 by TF1T Staff
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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda have both condemned fans in Singapore for booing race winner Sebastian Vettel.
With another dominant victory under his belt - his seventh of the season so far - booing the German is becoming a regular occurence which Horner doesn't believe is fair.
"There is a small collective group and it is like a pantomime, but it is so unfair because it is not sporting," said Horner after the race.
"The boy today has driven an unbelievable race. What you have witnessed today is one of the best drives that I have seen him produce in terms of raw pace, and I just don't think it is sporting to see a driver who has put a performance in like that not get the reception he deserves."
Triple-champion Lauda also believes it's unfair and says fans who heckle the 26-year-old clearly don't understand the sport and what Vettel has achieved.
"It's ridiculous, these people don't understand what the guy is doing," he told Sky Sports. "I take my hat off to his performance because the guy was leading the race from the first lap onwards, could have lapped everybody and if I could choose I would give him the world championship today for this drive. For me he was outstanding.
"Vettel did nothing wrong. The same happened in Italy because they love Ferrari. But if Ferrari was better they wouldn't have to boo the other guy, it's very simple."
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