Kubica gives thumbs down to Hamilton scorn

Fri, 31 October 2008, 10:58

Oct.31 (GMM) BMW’s Robert Kubica gave Brazilian supporters the thumbs down in Sao Paulo on Thursday

The Pole politely smiled but made clear he did not endorse chants – in both Portuguese and English – that he should “smash into Hamilton” to ensure local favourite Felipe Massa wins Sunday’s championship showdown at nearby Interlagos

According to the Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, the scene took place at an autograph and photo session inside a shopping centre

F1 veteran and Paulista Rubens Barrichello urged his countrymen to be more polite at the circuit this weekend

“All I would ask of the guys who come here to cheer Felipe on is to respect Lewis,” said the Honda driver

“I think Brazil can do that quite well and I don’t think it’s an issue

“Imagine me doing something against Lewis; would Felipe be happy with that? Would he be a worthy champion? I don’t think so

“I think the guys have fought the whole championship by themselves and that’s the way it has to be,” Barrichello added

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