“Niki should absolutely be trying to get Vettel”
Multiple Formula 1 world champions Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel have arrived in Bangkok for the Race Of Champions
Mark Webber has admitted he is no fan of the new podium procedures in 2012.
This year, the top three drivers stand on an elaborate new podium featuring electronic flags and are then interviewed live by a former driver, like Niki Lauda or David Coulthard. But in Abu Dhabi recently, Coulthard had to apologise to the fans beneath the podium when both Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel swore.
Sebastian Vettel has advised sensitive formula one fans to switch over to children’s programming.
Last week, the reigning world champion apologised for using the ‘F’-word during his podium interview with David Coulthard recently in Abu Dhabi. The apology followed the FIA’s letter to teams, warning that the use of foul language should not be tolerated.
F1 teams and drivers use foul language to hide crucial race tactics and information from their rivals, according to the Guardian newspaper.
The topic of swearing hit the headlines after Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, when Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel both swore during their podium interview with former F1 driver David Coulthard. Winner Raikkonen recalled the media giving him “sh*t” for not smiling enough after his previous victories, while Vettel used the F-word not only with Coulthard but also in the post-race press conference.
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