Scuderia Ferrari Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen does not think that Formula One fans should boo their favourites’ opponents after the Monza crowd targeted Mercedes and Italian Grand Prix race winner Lewis Hamilton. Both Lewis Hamilton and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas were subjected to boos post-race, after a weekend in which the tifosi’s usual Ferrari support was mixed with antagonising its rivals.
Asked how he felt about drivers being booed, second-place finisher Kimi Raikkonen said: “I think everybody has the right to do what they feel like but I don’t think it’s very nice. I don’t think it should happen. It’s not my decision but it happens and that’s how life is. But it’s not very nice.”
Scuderia Ferrari has not won on home soil since Fernando Alonso’s victory in 2010. It locked out the front row at Monza this year but Sebastian Vettel spun at the second chicane while being passed by Hamilton, who then overtook Kimi Raikkonen late on to steal the win. Mercedes has now won the last five Italian GPs, with Hamilton clinching four of them.