Boo away, Vettel doesn't care

Boo away, Vettel doesn't care
PODIUM PLACES: Sebastian Vettel (above,centre) has no problems holding off the challenges from the second-placed Fernando Alonso (left) and Kimi Raikkonen, who finished third.

So aggressive on the track, yet so casual about the boo boys off it. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel became the most successful driver in the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, after cantering to his third successive win on the Marina Bay street circuit, in front of a record crowd of 87,509 fans.

The triple world champion led from start to finish with his superior car and driving on Sunday night.

Vettel and his team even had the luxury of opting to switch from medium to faster super-soft tyres with 18 laps to go in the 61-lap race.

But his victory parade was marred by jeers from sections in the gathered crowd on the track, reminiscent of similar scenes in Grands Prix in Italy - home race of main championship rivals Ferrari - as well as Silverstone and Montreal this year.

Vettel said: "It's not nice, but a lot of fans are dressed in red and Ferrari have a very strong fan base for a reason - they have a lot of tradition and success in Formula 1.

"Obviously they are quite emotional when they are not winning and they don't like it. It seems like they are on a tour and they are wealthy enough to go to a lot of the races," he added, laughing.

"As long as they are booing, we are doing a very good job. In the lap after the chequered flag there were a lot of people cheering, obviously I didn't give them the most exciting race - on days like these I really don't mind."

The German was dominant for practically the entire race weekend, although Nico Rosberg was closest to him in qualifying and started second on the grid on Sunday night.

The Mercedes driver momentarily overtook Vettel at Turn 1, but the German regained his lead immediately at the following turn.

Vettel said: "The lights went off and I...was a little lazy to get off the line. I thought Nico might still be there, he was side by side and I had to give him room.

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