Vettel on the ‘shitty trophies’ and that ‘selfie guy’

Shahida Jacobs
Mexican GP podium ceremony Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas

Ross Brawn has confirmed that the traditional podium ceremony will be absent this season.

The “shitty trophies looked boring” and he wasn’t a big admirer of the “selfie guy”, but Sebastian Vettel feels the Mexican Grand Prix trophy ceremony was “cool”.

Organisers of the race went for something totally different inside the Foro Sol stadium this year as race winner Lewis Hamilton was joined on the podium by his winning Mercedes car.

To add a little something extra, a special ramp was added to hoist Hamilton and said car up to stand next to fellow podium finishers Valtteri Bottas and Vettel.

Ferrari’s Vettel felt some of the innovations were cool, but he was less impressed by a few other things.

“I think it was cool,” he said. “I didn’t like the selfie guy when he tried to push into the picture so I pushed him away! I’m not big into selfies anyway.

“It was nice, to elevate the car as well is really cool. It’s a very nice way to do it to involve the whole stadium and the crowd.

“I liked most of it except the selfie guy and the trophies.

“It’s a shame. You have such a great race and they put so much effort into the race and then you get this shitty trophies that look boring.”

He added: “I mean, there’s Heineken written everywhere. You don’t need to have the freakin’ star on the trophy as well. So get something nice like they had when we used to race, when Formula 1 used to race here before we came back.”

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