Aug 24, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT
Following his clash with Lewis Hamilton in today’s Belgian Grand Prix, championship leader Nico Rosberg was met with a chorus of boos when he took to the podium to claim his trophy for finishing in second place.
Rosberg had started from pole position, but dropped behind Hamilton off the line. He tried to re-claim the lead on the second lap of the race, making an opportunistic move around the outside of Les Combes, only for the two drivers to touch.
The contact left Hamilton with a puncture, forcing him to crawl back to the pits for repairs and costing him a shot at points. He eventually retired from the race late on.
This race is very popular among British fans, given that it is only a four-hour journey away, and they were less than impressed to see the demise of their championship hopeful.
Rosberg said that he would not comment on the incident until he got an opportunity to watch it on TV, but is expected to meet the wrath of team bosses Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda later today.
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