F1 » Stewart: India not sending 'a good message' by skipping 2014

Sir Jackie Stewart: It is certainly not a good message the Indian Grand Prix is sending out to the motorsports world, and is not positive for India's image when questions are raised about it...

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Buck Bundy

August 09, 2013 12:44 PM
Last Edited 913 days ago

If there are so many places wanting a race, and alimit on how many races can reasonably be run in a year, then surely a race missing a year is a good thing, both financially for the hosts maybe, and for those of us who don't want to lose the classic circuits to the Tilkedromes.


August 09, 2013 3:26 PM
Last Edited 913 days ago


A little respect for a British 3 times WDC champion.

He's entitled to his opinion and better qualified to comment than you are.

Mark _

August 09, 2013 5:00 PM

This race really won't be missed by many. There are almost no comments about this race falling off of the calendar. Until these stories started coming in about this race I had almost forgotten that there was a race in India.


August 09, 2013 6:10 PM
Last Edited 913 days ago

"F1 is now one of the largest sports in the world...", this has got to be the overstatement and exaggeration of the year . Anyone with half a brain knows F1 stopped being a 'sport' long ago. It is now nothing but a cut throat commercial jungle He is not exactly helping India either but if it were the Middle East he would be beside all the Kings, Sultans and Princes.


August 11, 2013 2:36 AM

Just an opinion, like Sir Jackie is having, and as everyone on these boards does as well .... but if no one really cared about what he has to say, why is he still broached for a comment? I doubt he is the one calling the papers to see if anyone wants to talk to him.

Same argument can be made of any past driver, be it Lauda, Moss, Mansell - insert the countless others here ----------------

Just because their day at the wheel is over, to try and marginalize their accomplishments by calling them rubbish is just plain disrespectful. These men had nards the size of coconuts to even step into the car, let alone win something like the green hell, Nordschleife, 4 times - as Sir Jackie did.


August 11, 2013 4:07 AM

@LewisForTheTitle you're not serious, are you? Jackie Stewart is an F1 legend, even I knew that and I was born in the late 90's!

Not only was his driving style smooth and fast, he is the reason all the tracks are much safer than what they were in the 50's, 60's, 70's and even the 80's. If it wasn't for him, I doubt that half the F1 grid would still be living and I doubt F1 would've grown to what it is now.

And he knows F1 probably more than anyone, much more than some plonker on the internet who is a "armchair racer." Why don't you have a seat and listen to what someone qualified has to say.


August 11, 2013 10:12 AM


if you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say anything!! Pot-kettle-black !

You should practice what you preach then.

Just remember it was Sir Jackie Stewart who made sure that circuits were safe enough to race on in an era when a GP driver had a one in three chance of getting killed.

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