Even Lewis is booing Sebastian

Lewis Hamilton

Booing and Sebastian Vettel have been appearing in the same sentence, well, for years really, but especially in the last couple of months. Now, Mercedes AMG driver, Lewis Hamilton is joining in the chorus suggesting Vettel’s success may be sending fans away from the sport.

The 2008 world champion has drawn a new comparison with seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, referring to his early years following F1: “I remember waking up to watch the start of the race then going to sleep and waking up when it ended because I knew what would happen,” said Hamilton. “I am pretty sure a lot of people are doing that today.”

Vettel has won the last four grands prix in a row, bringing his season total to eight. In the other six races he has finished, third, fourth, fourth, second, DNF and third. He’s on track for a fourth consecutive world title and currently holds a 77 point lead over Fernando Alonso.

It’s possible for Vettel to be crowned world champion at Suzuka this weekend. If he wins the Japanese Grand Prix and Alonso is ninth or lower the drivers’ championship will be on the way to the Red Bull garage once more.

[Source: BBC | Pic: Mercedes AMG]

UPDATE: Lewis has taken to twitter to make it 100% clear he loves all things Sebastian Vettel. Check out his tweets below.