Vettel frowns upon fans’ Bruno Senna abuse

Bruno Senna (BRA) Williams FW34, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 and Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber C31 collide at the start of the race. Formula One World Championship, Rd20 Brazilian Grand Prix, Race, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 25 November 2012.Dec.6 (GMM) World champion Sebastian Vettel has distanced himself from a barrage of criticism directed at Williams driver Bruno Senna after the recent 2012 F1 championship finale in Brazil.

It was contact with Brazilian Senna’s Williams that spun Vettel around on the first lap at Interlagos, and caused significant bodywork and exhaust damage that almost cost the German his third consecutive drivers’ title.

Vettel said immediately after the race: “The grave of Ayrton Senna is here in Sao Paulo. Maybe someone has to go there and tell him what his nephew did today.”

The 25-year-old was smiling and clearly joking when he made the remarks, but – according to German media reports – that did not stop some of his fans from defacing Bruno Senna’s social media pages with abuse.

Vettel told Sport Bild: “I clearly distance myself from these so-called fans. In the end we are all part of a sport and it can always happen that we get in each other’s way.”

Meanwhile, he denied he lost any sleep over the recent yellow flag controversy, despite team boss Christian Horner admitting this week that it had been “an uncomfortable 48 hours”.

“I always knew that I’d done nothing wrong,” Vettel insisted.

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  • Durptron5000

    It was Vettel who closed the door so abruptly without looking in his mirrors….

  • John

    Senna was going for a space that wasn’t going to be there. A desperate last race hero move to try and save his F1 career, and he wasn’t the only one.

    However, to be fair with Senna as Durptron5000 states the door was closed upon him abruptly. Why? Because there was also a car doing exactly the same to Vettel! Both Vettel and the other driver (I think it was Rosberg, but would need to watch again) took the corner in tandem. If Vettel hadn’t turned as he did he’d have had a crash on his right, instead of his left side. But as the commentators stated Senna was going for a gap which wasn’t going to be there.

    It’s all part of racing so the so called “fans” have no right to leave nasty remarks against Senna. I’m sure Senna regrets putting himself out of the race, and that’s where it should end.

  • LJ

    Lol, clueless Vettel fans. He the caused the accident by turning in on Bruno. I’m not a fan of Bruno tbh, but he did nothing wrong and he suffered because of Vettel’s poor ability in traffic.

  • F1Racer

    It’s only voluntary blindness that sees that incident as Bruno’s fault.

    Bruno wasn’t ‘going for a gap that wasn’t there’. He was being passed by Vettel, not the other way around. Bruno wasn’t going for anything except the next corner.
    It was Vettel who was overtaking on the outside and Vettel who needed to watch what was on his inside before he turned in.
    It is likely that Bruno was in Vettel’s blind spot at that point and probably, as usual, expected everyone to get out of his way.

    Vettel was desperate to claw his way back and was obviously frustrated at that point so his judgement could have been clouded as he turned in on Senna.

    Totally Vettel to blame on that one and the only reason he is playing it down is because he won the title anyway. Otherwise he’d be slagging Bruno off.
    And that remark about Bruno saying what he’d done to Senna’s grave is a bit distasteful and disrespectful. And as if Bruno has committed some sort of crime by being hit by Vettel.
    He can be a petulant child at times.

  • fawxx

    agree with F1Racer.

    vettel will be saying very different stuff if he was taken out of the race at that corner, when he turned in to senna.

  • Hawk

    No. I disagree. Vettel would not have said anything by now. he would still be in his bed, so mad with anger (fury actually). RB would be looking for a Doctor.

  • Peter

    Vettel will never be a great driver. Pathetic sense of humour.

  • shinzo

    Just goes to show the lack of intelligence or class among Vettel fans.

  • fools

    but if this was Alonso…it would have 45 plus hate comments. lol

  • AAX

    This is all so unnecessary..Its pathetic really if you want to turn it into the whole anti Vettel debate..Really people!!! wtf ,,And RB fans dont even stoop this low..I’m one of you!

  • boomish

    “The grave of Ayrton Senna is here in Sao Paulo. Maybe someone has to go there and tell him what his nephew did today.”
    WTF did that little pointy finger lucky talentless arsehole really call on the grave of Ayrton Senna? the talentless boy that is only world champ because he has the fastest car!!!! I am in disbelief the cheek and outright disregard for one of the greatest drivers off all time, who the hell does he think he is. He might be a champinon but every body around the world knows he hasn’t won anything that hasn’t been handed to him on a plate, He’s one big spoilt brat!

  • Lindzz

    boomish 7 December, 2012 at 4:53 am – You sad old alonso fanboy fool , you call Vettel “talentless” ? LMAO what a joke you are ! lets put you and Sebastian in the same car and we’ll all get to see your so talented self get your ass handed too by a far superior indivdual to you. Get your hand of it ya tosser !!!!

  • F1 Fan

    Do not flatter yourself much vettel,If only there was such a thing as a Redbull or vettel-fan

    P.S. fans,vettel doesnt care about you all
    Vettel told Sport Bild: “I clearly distance myself from these so-called fans”