Hamilton unhappy with Rosberg booing

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Lewis Hamilton has urged fans not to boo drivers on the podium after a somewhat negative reaction for Nico Rosberg after the British Grand Prix.

Rosberg was booed on the podium as he walked out after finishing second at Silverstone, with Hamilton himself having received a similar reaction a week earlier in Austria. The defending champion referenced the boos before Rosberg was interviewed on the podium and says he was trying to address the situation.

"I was asked up front," Hamilton said. "I tried to like calm it down because ... I feel like it has been such a great day. I feel like we are better than that. I didn’t really hear a lot of boos. But what you have to understand is they are mad passionate fans and something wasn’t right in the last one.

"I imagine when we get to Germany, maybe we will have the same thing. I hope not because I think in sport in general, it is not the done thing. If I went to a football game and the other team won, I wouldn’t boo the other team because they did a better job and that is real sportsmanship."

And Hamilton was keen to highlight the positive support he received throughout the race weekend, describing it as "perfect" as he won his home race for the fourth time.

"It is a wonderful feeling. I even went out there and did some crowd surfing, which was much better than the one in the pit lane. But I am just blown away by the fans here. It is mesmerising to see so many people so cheerful, so… I was joking at the end and I pointed to a couple of guys dressed in Ferrari red and said, ‘you have got to change that’ for next year and they were like, ‘no…’

"But otherwise just seeing how positive everyone was and the constant cheer and the constant love that is shown. I really feel like we did it together. It was the same even in 2008 when I won here, we did it together, and every time I made it through a corner they would stand up. It is the same kind of thing.

"But it is a long journey we have been on together. Me and the fans, my fans, there is a real love there ... It was a perfect weekend."

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