There are several threads on the RC forum about the recent booing of a certain driver at the F1 podium ceremony and there are posters that say that such things never happened before. Of course I immediately thought about several other relatively recent occasions like 2002 Austrian GP and the 2005 US GP.
But I also remember reading about Jackie Stewart being booed by quite a few fans at Brands Hatch in 1972 because of his outspoken opinions about F1 and safety. They even cheered when he crashed in practice http://edition.pages...76-9e87c1be3ad9 p. 100.
And somebody else remarked that Niki Lauda had told how much he was booed in Hockenheim in 1977 for being "the gravedigger of the Nurburgring". Documentaries about the 1976 season show the tifosi in Monza jeering at James Hunt after his crash in the second chicane.
I'm not starting this thread to discuss whether it's right or wrong to boo or jeer at some specific driver. But I think it's interesting to recollect if and when it happened before. Were there e.g. any occasions in sixties? Were the French booing after the finish of the 1914 Grand Prix or stood they just stunned in silence?
Edited by scheivlak, 27 September 2013 - 21:23.