Go back to the 1999 Italian Grand Prix when Mika spun out or the 2010 Spanish Grand Prix and Hamilton’s wheel failure. Shock horror, the fans celebrated. Who could blame them?
You’re right, Itchyes, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a sport, therefore emotional, and that’s why people pay the tickets and watch on TV. But the podium ceremony is to pay tribute to the better drivers, winner, 2nd and 3rd. And it’s desrespectable to boo, whenever, but especially when they’re being (rightfully) honored (vide example of The Office in my last post).
It’s kind of, how to say it, bad hosting? So, it’s ok, even healthy, to cheer when our “rival” goes off/retires, disrespectful to boo him.
If next year McLaren dominate and Hamilton is booed at Hockenheim, would that be a surprise? No
I hope they don’t do it. It’s beginning to become a trend; we’ve already had Britain, Spain and according to Ned, Italy. Because then, one begins to wonder what lies behind that behavior, and, if the answer is “countries rivalries” we all know deep down that’s just an euphemism for xenophobia..