Tag Archive: Sir Jackie Stewart

Sep 08

Wolff slams ‘paranoid’ conspiracy theorists

F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart is one such conspiracy theorist.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01 When Lewis Hamilton passed championship leader Nico Rosberg to take the win at Monza on Sunday, not everyone was convinced. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Alonso the ‘only genius’ in F1 today – Stewart

Fernando Alonso is the best driver in formula one today.

Vert blanc rouge et Alonso a That is the claim of F1 legend and triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, who said the Ferrari-driving Spaniard is in fact the only “genius” on the 2014 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Hamilton decision is latest title blow

As ever, it was Niki Lauda who delivered the bluntest assessment of Saturday’s events at Silverstone.

2014-06-08_0944 “Lewis was wrong,” said the F1 legend.  “It was his decision as he thought he could go no quicker.  Very simple.” Lauda, who is Mercedes’ team chairman, is referring to how Hamilton aborted his final qualifying run at damp Silverstone, leaving him just sixth on the grid and likely to see his 29-point championship deficit blow out even further. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Hamilton declares Senna-style war on Rosberg

“Lewis started the mind game, this was Nico’s answer.” – Alex Wurz 

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0050Lewis Hamilton has declared Senna-like war, as his relationship with teammate Nico Rosberg breaks down spectacularly in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Team battles hotting up at Mercedes, Red Bull

The battle is hotting up at Mercedes

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia 01 Red Bull’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, the dominant force of the last four years, summed up the mood in the paddock on Saturday when he said the silver cars are in a “different world”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

2014 rules expose ‘huge safety risk’ – Stewart

“I see a very, very big problem”

2013-06-08_1128 Sir Jackie Stewart on Saturday admitted he has a “very, very big” safety concern about F1’s revolutionary new era. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Stars of Formula 1 join forces for second zoom photographic charity auction

GMM is proud to support ZOOM

Adrian Newey A range of photographs taken by F1 drivers and team principals, to be auctioned on Friday for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Jan Magnussen could quit racing to support son

He is keen for Kevin to avoid his mistakes

ALMS - Jan Magnussen-Corvette-070512-1 Former F1 driver Jan Magnussen has revealed he is considering ending his own career in order to support his son’s move into motor sport’s highest category. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

McLaren not commenting on Brawn rumours

What is fairly clear is that the Whitmarsh era is over.

2013-03-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Martin Whitmarsh 01 McLaren has refused to comment on intensifying speculation Ross Brawn could soon be unveiled as the great British team’s new boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Stewart says Genii to solve cash crisis by Austin

Stewart is confident

2013-06-09_00037Sir Jackie Stewart on Saturday said he is confident Kimi Raikkonen will line up in his black and gold Lotus in Austin later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Experts doubt Raikkonen set for Ferrari return

And Lotus is pushing hard to convince the Finn to stay

2013-06-08_0131Well-known paddock personalities doubt feverish speculation Kimi Raikkonen is on the verge of signing to return to Ferrari next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

2014 absence for India ‘not good’ – Stewart

“This year’s race is crucial”

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Paul di Resta 04Sitting out next year’s F1 calendar is “not a good message” being sent by organisers of the Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

F1 begins to respond to tyre-exploding crisis

Just days ahead of the next race at the Nurburgring

2013-06-09_1345The world of formula one has already begun to respond to the crisis triggered by Sunday’s tyre-exploding British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Two F1 legends fundamentally disagree about Kimi Raikkonen’s best next move.

Red Bull snub would make Raikkonen ‘a wimp’ – Lauda

2013-06-09_0501It is rumoured the 2007 world champion is the hot favourite to replace Red Bull’s Porsche-bound Mark Webber next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Wolff denies Mercedes to sacrifice Brawn

“It was my decision to do the test, that’s a fact” – Brawn

2013-06-08_0128Toto Wolff has played down rumours Ross Brawn is shaping up as the sacrificial lamb in the Mercedes ‘testgate’ scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Report links Ford with F1 return

Ford bought Sir Jackie Stewart’s team in 1999, rebranding it Jaguar Racing

2013-01-17-0719German-language publication Speed Week has named Ford as a potential candidate to return to formula one after the new V6 rules debut in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Hamilton – I could handle Vettel, Alonso as teammate

“I think I’m much better at nurturing relationships between teammates now.”

Sebastian Vettel - Lewis Hamilton - photo Getty ImagesSeven years into his F1 career, Lewis Hamilton thinks he is now mature enough to handle any teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Webber will race in China – father

“I think it will take a while (for Vettel) to earn the respect and trust again”

Webber-Vettel-podium MalaisieMark Webber’s father insists the 36-year-old Australian driver is not quitting Red Bull or formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Whitmarsh fails to ‘kill’ 2012 car comeback rumours

“We have made great progress in five days”

2013-03-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Martin Whitmarsh 01Martin Whitmarsh has failed yet again to “kill off” suggestions McLaren will ultimately scrap the 2013 car and revert to the winning model of last season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

New season will be as close as 2012 – Domenicali

Ferrari is expecting another closely-fought world championship contest in 2013.

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Felipe Massa - Stefano Domenicali2012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch Stefano DomenicaliLast year, no fewer than six separate teams won grands prix – a rarity in formula one – and for 2013 the regulations are not changing significantly. “The stability of the regulations is always a condition that favours greater similarity in the performance of the competitors,” team boss Stefano Domenicali is quoted by Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

F1 experts say Button new McLaren ‘number 1′

Jenson Button has de-facto ‘number 1′ status at McLaren this year.

2012-11-15_00112012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Jenson Button 00That is the view of F1 experts and former drivers Martin Brundle and Sir Jackie Stewart, despite team boss Martin Whitmarsh’s claim that Sergio Perez will enjoy full equality at the British team as he replaces Lewis Hamilton from 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Stewart wrong to say F1 poorly managed – FIA

An FIA spokesman has rejected F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart’s claim that the sport is disorganised and poorly managed.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0013Flagworld - FIATriple world champion Stewart, 73, said the post-season controversy over yellow flags in Brazil that for several days questioned Sebastian Vettel’s latest title, was proof of the FIA’s shortcomings. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Magazine leaves Alonso off top-ten driver ranking

A list of the best formula one drivers of all time has overlooked Ayrton Senna for a top-three spot, and left out Fernando Alonso completely.

2012-11-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Brazil - Fernando Alonso 022012-11-16_0025Italy’s Autosprint said Juan Manuel Fangio, the five-time world champion of the 50s, deserves the number one spot. He is listed ahead of runner-up Michael Schumacher, with triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart also finishing ahead of the late and revered Senna. Jim Clark, Alain Prost, Sir Stirling Moss, Alberto Ascari and Niki Lauda are ranked fifth to ninth respectively, with reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel completing the top ten. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

Button warns Rosberg to fear Hamilton’s speed

Jenson Button has warned Nico Rosberg to be ready for Lewis Hamilton’s speed.

2012-11-15_00112012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Nico Rosberg 03After Button was paired with his younger countryman at McLaren between 2010 and 2012, the Briton and 2008 world champion Hamilton is now heading to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Stewart renews offer to coach struggling Grosjean

Sir Jackie Stewart has once again offered to become struggling Romain Grosjean’s coach.

2012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean -  012012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0013Earlier this year, when Lotus’ French driver was first labelled a ‘crash king’ of the 2012 season, triple world champion Stewart offered to help the 26-year-old get to grips with the sport’s psychological pressures. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

‘Stealthy’ Raikkonen keeps title tilt at full speed

Stefano Domenicali has identified former Ferrari champion Kimi Raikkonen as a real threat for the 2012 title.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 012012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 05It is Ferrari’s new number 1, Fernando Alonso, who is comfortably leading the drivers’ standings by 37 points after Monza. The Spaniard has been on the podium 7 times this year so far, including 3 wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Hamilton denies ‘learning’ from teammate Button

Lewis Hamilton has denied he has learned anything from Jenson Button during their three seasons together at McLaren.

Jenson Button -Lewis Hamilton 2012-07-312012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 458With the British team locked in negotiations over a new contract with 2008 world champion Hamilton, boss Martin Whitmarsh reportedly said the duo are a good pairing because they “learn” from each other. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

World champions admire 2012 favourite Alonso

A swathe of world champions have backed Fernando Alonso to collect his third drivers’ title in 2012.

2012-07-06 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 00112012-06-24 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 0009Writing in Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, veteran correspondent Pino Allievi referred to the Spaniard, runaway championship leader and Hockenheim winner as “a perfect driver”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Stewart, Coulthard, advise Hamilton to stay

F1 legends Sir Jackie Stewart and David Coulthard have advised Lewis Hamilton to stay with McLaren beyond 2012.

2012-06-09_00502012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0013But 1996 world champion Damon Hill thinks it could be time for him to move on. Celebrating his 100th race at Hockenheim this weekend, 2008 world champion Hamilton is reportedly considering leaving the famous British team that gave him his grand prix debut back in 2007.

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Jul 20

Grosjean turns down Stewart ‘coach’ offer

Romain Grosjean flashed his usual grin at Hockenheim as he jokingly dismissed F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart’s offer.

2012-06-10_16082012-06-09_0941After the Lotus driver was crowned in the media as one of F1’s ‘crash kings’ of 2012, 73-year-old triple world champion Stewart reportedly offered to coach and mentor him.

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