November 27, 2012
Go to Senna's grave and tell him what his nephew did today...
Newly crowned triple World Champion Sebastian Vettel missed a good chance to keep his mouth shut and come across like a decent person Sunday after the race.
"..and then comes the nephew of Aryton Senna, and here in brazil crashes in the back of your car, what did you think at that moment?"
Vettel: (smiles) "Well let's see, the grave of Ayrton Senna is here in Sau Paulo, at the gaveyard in Murumbi.One has to go there and tell him what is nephew did today. which did not help us ..."
Aside from being a dolt for invoking Ayrton's name in Brazil, Vettel is completely in the wrong about the incident with which he almost threw away his championship.
After a bad start, Vettel is P7 and way wide coming into Descida do Logo, Raikkonen almost hits him, di Resta and Senna are just behind on the inside. Vettel decides to take Turn 4 like he's leading the race and there is nobody else close by. Senna, who had gone for the gap has no place to go.
Surely Vettel must have looked in the mirrors...
Contrast that with Alonso who takes a much later apex and leaves just enough room for Hulkenberg, just in case.
That Vettel's car was not seriously damaged is a testament to huge luck though if you listen to Red Bull, everyone's out to get them and they had everything against them. Bah, I'm guessing all the whining is studied for sympathy because 98% of the public thinks Alonso deserved it since he actually had to fight as the underdog.
(thanks to Sergio and /abductee for the help with the video and translation!)
Allan McNish agrees BTW... though they were being awfully kind there to Vettel on Sky.