Only a red race suit will stop Vettel boos at Monza says Schumacher

Michael Schumacher  savours the adulation after winning the 2006 Italian GP

Michael Schumacher savours the adulation after winning the 2006 Italian GP

The only way Sebastian Vettel can stop Italian fans from booing him at Monza is by joining Ferrari.

That is the claim of Michael Schumacher, who on the one hand was the beloved hero of the Italian ‘tifosi’, delivering five consecutive titles until 2004.

On the other hand, Schumacher is the friend and former mentor of German countryman Vettel, whose reception on the Monza podium last Sunday displeased even Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo.

“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, doubts even Montezemolo’s disapproval 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. (GMM.)

Subbed by AJN.


  • Tamburello_1994

    Once Raikkonen gets Ferrari back to their winning ways will magically coincide with Vettel’s contract at Red Bull expiring and PRESTO – Seb moves to the red team!

    You heard it here first. :)

  • Jack

    The Tamburello crystal ball… Spot on I say!

  • the fan

    tamburello… that is chapter 2 of the next “best kept secret” in formula 1, Vettel is on his way to maranello probably in the next 3-4yrs. just about the time that kimi and fernando will go into retirement and certainly hope that lewis stays at MGP that time.

  • lawl


    Spot on. After so many years lost, Ferrari will go back to the winning ways, certainly.