Fans enjoyed Alonso battle despite whinging says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel versus Fernando Alonso at Silverstone

Sebastian Vettel versus Fernando Alonso at Silverstone

Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has dismissed Niki Lauda’s criticism in the wake of the British Grand Prix.

Having heard his excitable radio calls about Fernando Alonso’s driving during their thrilling Silverstone duel, Lauda denounced Vettel for “screaming like a small, startled child”.

“I don’t really know what he said exactly,” Vettel told the Spanish sports newspaper AS, “but I think that if you look at the fight Fernando and I had, it’s not important.

“I was told that Alonso was complaining so I thought I should do the same. Maybe it was a bit like kindergarten and so I can understand what Niki didn’t like, but I think that for the fans it was quite interesting,” he ventured. (GMM)