|Schumacher won 4 out of 5 races this season and holds nearly twice as many points as the distant second Montoya. Nobody is doubting his 5th championship title and a lot of people are already bored with this Formula 1 season and don't want to see yet another Schumacher-victory.
These are the main reasons why spectators and fans didn't have any understanding of Barrichello letting Schumacher pass after the last corner.
When Schumacher enters the podium he is booed by spectators. The whole race becomes a comedy when Schumacher switches places on the podium and even the press conference after the race. Many feel that Ferrari rubs it into everyone's face that they can choose the winner for a race as they please.
In retrospect, there is truth in both sides of the coin: On one hand, Barrichello was the fastest in the whole weekend and giving Schumacher's and Ferrari's domination, the team-order was uncalled for and completely unnecessary. On the other hand team-orders are nothing new in Formula 1 and are (in 2002) not forbidden.