All in good fun: Vettel throws Mercedes cap on the ground, offers young fan Ferrari hat


first_imgSebastian Vettel may have lost out on the driver’s title yet again to Lewis Hamilton, but that doesn’t mean he is going to stop giving the Mercedes driver a run for his money as the Formula One season comes to a close.The Ferrari driver is trying everything possible to get on up on his Mercedes rivals but has been falling behind the ranks ever since the Belgium Grand Prix mid-season.Vettel finished a disappointing sixth in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, a race which Hamilton won to clinch the constructor’s championship for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. Mercedes now has an insurmountable 620 points against Ferrari’s 553.There’s something loose between my legs: Vettel’s message on team radio has everyone in splitsAfter the race Vettel was seen mingling with young F1 fans and was posing for pictures with the kids, one of whom was wearing a Mercedes cap.Watch: Furious Max Verstappen in bust-up with Esteban Ocon after Brazilian GPVettel noticed that and took off the kid’s cap at once and replaced it with his own Ferrari cap. He even threw the Mercedes cap aside on the ground and clicked the picture with him.But then better sense prevailed and realising the backlash he would have faced for his gesture, picked up the Mercedes cap and gave it back to the boy.Also Read – Lewis Hamilton faces social media backlash after questioning Indian Grand PrixadvertisementHamilton meanwhile, has got himself into trouble for his recent comments on F1’s need to organise races in countries like India and Turkey, where the people have limited knowledge about the sport resulting in poor turnout in the races.In a recent interview, Hamilton called India “a poor place” and even went on to say that he felt conflicted when he came to race in the Indian Grand Prix.Also Read – Vietnam to join Formula One Calendar from April 2020″I’ve been to Vietnam before and it is beautiful. I’ve been to India before to a race which was strange because India was such a poor place yet we had this massive, beautiful grand prix track made in the middle of nowhere. I felt very conflicted when I went to that grand prix,” Hamilton told BBC Sport.Hamilton’s comments however, have drawn the ire of F1 fans from India, who felt that the popularity of the sport is immense in the country.Also Watch –last_img