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Posted on Saturday, September 7, 2013

Experts doubt Raikkonen set for Ferrari return

Well-known paddock personalities doubt feverish speculation Kimi Raikkonen is on the verge of signing to return to Ferrari next year. It is rumoured the Finn is now poised to agree the deal, but triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart said at Monza: "I don't see how the management could be considering having Kimi in the same team as Fernando Alonso. "For one thing, Alonso would not like it," he added. Stewart, however, might not be speaking absolutely objectively, as he is a consultant for Lotus […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hamilton: I could handle Vettel, Alonso as teammate

Seven years into his F1 career, Lewis Hamilton thinks he is now mature enough to handle any teammate. Before switching to Mercedes for 2013, the long-time former McLaren driver expressed interest in joining Red Bull, whose Sebastian Vettel has won the world championship three times on the trot. But back in 2007, Briton Hamilton fell out spectacularly with his then teammate Fernando Alonso. Dr Helmut Marko, now grappling with the disintegrating relationship between Vettel and Mark Webber, said it's simply a problem when two "alpha […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Webber will race in China - father

Mark Webber's father insists the 36-year-old Australian driver is not quitting Red Bull or Formula One. After teammate Sebastian Vettel passed him for victory in Malaysia in defiance of a team order, comments made post-race by Webber indicated he was now considering his future. Webber went straight from Sepang to a surfing holiday, insisting his phone will be "off the hook". At the same time, videos were emerging on Youtube showing Webber angrily swerving at Vettel at high speed after the pair had crossed the […]

Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Malaysia: Post-Race press conference

Q: We’re going to start with Sebastian. That’s your 27th victory. You now match Sir Jackie Stewart with that but it looked pretty close out there on laps 43 and 44, take us through that. Sebastian Vettel: Obviously it was very close wheel-to-wheel racing. I think there wasn’t much room for either of us so obviously it was a tight battle. I think probably I was a little bit too keen too soon because I obviously in terms of strategy was on the soft tyre […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stewart: Vettel would be mad to leave Red Bull

Triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart believes that Sebastian Vettel would be mad to leave Red Bull at the present time. Vettel has been linked with a move to Ferrari in 2014, but Stewart believes the German should think carefully. "I think that's [a move] premature. He would be mad to leave Red Bull at the present time", Stewart told BBC Sport. "I know there would be a difference in their basic salary, but he's in a position where he's winning grands prix." Stewart also […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Stewart renews offer to coach struggling Grosjean

Sir Jackie Stewart has once again offered to become struggling Romain Grosjean's coach. Earlier 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. "I used to work with a coach and I don't feel that I need one today," Grosjean said in July. But three months later, immediately after serving a one-race ban for causing the Spa start-line crash and a […]

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012

F1 legends say 2012 is best ever season

The current season is the best season ever in the history of Formula One. That is the view of triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, in a piece published in the September edition of F1 Racing.  "I think 2012 is the best F1 season I've ever seen - I can't remember one better" "The racing is sensational" Sir Jackie said that part of the reason was because of the competitive nature of the 2012 field. "It's not just McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull - you've had […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

World champions admire 2012 favourite Alonso

A swathe of world champions have backed Fernando Alonso to collect his third drivers' title in 2012. Writing 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". He said the Ferrari driver has also "sparked the imagination" of his fellow champions, including legends Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Sir Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve. "He reminds me of myself, and a little bit of Prost," Austrian Lauda is quoted […]

Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2012

Stewart urges Hamilton to stay with McLaren

Sir Jackie Stewart clearly believes Lewis Hamilton should accept McLaren's offer. It emerged in Monaco that the famous British team is offering the 2008 world champion a more than $150 million, new five-year contract, that would extend his McLaren tenure beyond a decade and his 33rd birthday. It would also make Hamilton, 27, F1's highest paid driver. Reports, however, have suggested the Briton and his management are prepared to hold fire whilst key seats at Red Bull and Ferrari remain open. "Without McLaren," said triple […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Vettel shrugs at F1's 'crazy' pecking order

Five races in, F1's cleverest brains are still yet to decode the mystery of the bizarre and fascinating 2012 season. As was the case when he utterly dominated last year, Sebastian Vettel is still leading the drivers' points chase. But, before last weekend, if he had been told that Williams' Pastor Maldonado would be the winner of the Spanish grand prix, the German admitted: "Well, I would have put a lot of money on them! "I think the odds weren't bad," he smiled. Indeed, the […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Schumacher world's second richest sportsman

Michael Schumacher has been pipped at the post in the race to be the world's richest sportsman. According to the Sunday Times' annual listings, the seven time world champion's (US) $823 million in career earnings is beaten only by golf legend Tiger Woods. American Woods has earned $869 million in his own ultra-successful career, the newspaper found. And the Sunday Times said the pair have each earned hundreds of millions of dollars more than other high-earning sportsmen, including Michael Jordan ($516m), Roger Federer ($316m) and […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

F1's Bahrain crisis deepens

With F1 currently scheduled to arrive en masse in Bahrain next week, a crisis surrounding the possible cancellation of the island Kingdom's race is continuing to deepen. The teams have now denied Bernie Ecclestone's claim that they can simply choose to skip the event. "That would not be possible," said a statement issued by the teams association FOTA. "Teams are unable to cancel (a) grand prix." Bahrain, meanwhile, stepped up its campaign, accusing some of deploying "scare-mongering tactics" designed to force the race's cancellation. The […]