F1 » Stewart: India needs karting facilities, not F1 tracks

Jackie Stewart says India would benefit more from putting money into karting circuits as opposed to F1

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bojan - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 11:32 AM

George Z - a little unfair I think. Stewart said nothing to detract from the Buddh track - he merely said that Indian money would be better spent on karting facilities rather than more F1 tracks. After all how many Indian GPs do there need to be each year? Motor racing in India needs to have plenty of grass roots facilities if it is ever to stand a chance against cricket.

Calvin _

November 02, 2011 12:41 PM

Thank you JYS. I've been saying for a long time that just bringing an F1 race to a new country isn't enough to make it succeed. The country needs a grass roots racing infrastructure otherwise the sport will just become the plaything of the rich and it will die.


November 02, 2011 12:57 PM

Although I agree with Mr Stewart, nothing will change in F1 until Bernie retires, resigns or passes on to that big paddock in the sky. Everything now in F1 is money money money.....into Bernies pocket. F1 is becoming a joke because of his money grabbing ways. All the best and classic races are under threat because no one has any passion for real racing on real tracks.

Stuart - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 1:17 PM

I refuse to agree with anything said by someone wearing a tartan cap. General life rule.

And the 'Royal Bank of Scotland' shirt is also a nice touch. We get it Jackie - you're a Jock. We don't care. What do you want? A plaque and complimentary bowl of oatmeal?

This clown should be sanctioned to watching the Argyll cup at Knockhill

Frank G

November 02, 2011 1:57 PM
Last Edited 141 days ago

@ Stuart...
This man is a 3 time WDC... owned a F1 team...

If you don't like him because of the cap he is wearing and that is your strongest racing argument then I suggest you keep the "we" to yourself, substitute it for an "I".

Seems to me that he's not the clown here...

RD350LC - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 2:36 PM

George Zaidan, “everyone else says India was exciting”
India may be exciting but the race on Sunday was fairly dull by this years standard
Which disappointed me a bit as the track looked to have a lot of promise but delivered a dull race
Stuart, eh? That is an old stock photo Sir Jackie hasn't been wearing RBS branding this season at all
Back on topic, as others have said India needs a grass roots motorsport infrastructure first
Building an F1 circuit & buying a GP first is rather cart before the horse if you ask me
Or it is just about making money for the select few & putting on a race for the people rich enough to buy tickets


November 02, 2011 3:10 PM

I can cope with a tartan cap - its his matching trousers that put me off.

I once read that Paul Stewart shared his fathers dashing good looks. WTF? The guys a munter, and always was!

Still, I pretty much agree with what he's said here.

Trucker - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 3:22 PM

Jackie, you are showing your age,India has an F1 circuit,way to late for hindsight.Your day was great, Apart for the very feeble crap excuse about Not Knowing The Speed Limit In New Zealand (What Year Was That & How Old Were YOU Then??)
Trevor DeClean Did you a favor by getting you off a license cancellation and you paid for that privilege,why don't you let the young guys have the privileges that you had. Don't criticize Lewis for racing and don't criticize India for having the (Very Big Pockets or B???) To build a circuit. Did You do that when Stewart F1 Took a large some of money from the Malaysian Government??


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