Jackie, Jackie and Piers.
Last part from Jackie Stewart: The Flying Scot. Watkins Glen, 1973.
Colin Chapman’s reaction will always cut straight through to my heart. It’s half acceptance, half disbelief.
And Helen. Oh, Helen. :(
|—||Sir Jackie Stewart (via appleseed08)|
Grand Prix - The Golden Years
To satiate the urges until the new season finally starts.
Jackie and François discussing gear lengths for the 1971 Monaco GP (and is that Helen who randomly appears in the background, just to find a paper to read?)
And I think that is Helmut Marko presence that makes Jackie and François change location.
Jackie Stewart voices his infinite wisdom (or lack there-of)
Three-time champion and generally old fuddy duddy, Jackie Stewart, recently commented on the passing of Indycar driver, Sam Weldon. To quote planet-f1:
“We had very few people colliding with each other in my period of racing and thereafter,” Stewart told BBC Radio Scotland.
“Now it has become somehow or other acceptable and that is a warning. The accident is sadly a terrible wake-up call and they have to recognise the risk is very real.”
Firstly, nobody even “wants” to crash. Secondly, the type of crash that happened in Las Vegas is completely dissimilar to the types of crashes that occur in Formula One: a crowded driver squeezing through a corner at 300+km/h with concrete walls and no run-off that simply doesn’t occur in Formula One and is frequent in oval racing. Thirdly, his next idea is pure lunacy and I’m sure Lewis Hamilton hope never sees the light of day:
“I think there needs to be more discipline by the governing body,” he continued.
“If drivers do consisently collide with each other, there should be heavier penalties. It should be marked down as something that just can’t happen.
This just seems to display his personal vendetta against drivers of a similar ilk to Ayrton Senna, ie. Schumacher and Hamilton. These type of guys, the “go for it whenever there is half an opportunity and force them into a ‘let me pass or we crash’ situation”, are what makes the wheel-to-wheel racing exciting. Senna himself puts it perfectly in this famous video. And let us note, I personally can’t recall a driver’s death or severe injury being due to an incident such as the ones that Lewis so frequently has. Not at least since Gilles Villeneuve’s death in 1982. Robert Kubica’s crash was under a safety car, Ralf Schumacher’s Indianapolis crash in 2004 was due to a tyre blow-out, Schumacher’s injury at Silverstone 1999 was due to brake failure, Senna’s own death was due to car failure, Elio de Angelis died during a test session in 1985.
At least the second part of the article is apt, on point and quite poignant. RIP Dan.