Stewart criticises Hamilton's outburst

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  1. Quote from autosport.com;

    Stewart criticises Hamilton's outburst

    By Jonathan Noble Monday, May 30th 2011, 09:02 GMT

    Former world champion Jackie Stewart believes that Lewis Hamilton was wrong to openly criticise the race stewards over the penalties he received in the Monaco Grand Prix.

    Amid controversy about Hamilton's outburst after the Monte Carlo event, when he suggested that it was a 'joke' he had been punished for his collisions with Felipe Massa and Pastor Maldonado, Stewart has come down on the side of the stewards.

    He believes that drivers like Hamilton should not put themselves in situations where they are at risk of either damaging their cars or getting hauled up for punishment by the stewards.

    Speaking about Hamilton's collisions with Massa and Maldonado Stewart told AUTOSPORT: "I think both were questionable - and he was lucky to get off without any front wing damage in the final incident.

    "You make your own luck and you create your own situations, but the key is that you should not put yourself in a position where the other driver can retaliate in a fashion that will be negative to you, or will be seen by the stewards as negative.

    "You also have to listen to the stewards, because there has been a big improvement in having a driver [on the stewards' panel]. Allan McNish is a very experienced driver so if that is their opinion you have got to go with it."

    Stewart has dismissed suggestions that the race stewards are now leaving drivers in fear of battling wheel-to-wheel because any collision will result in a penalty.

    And he thinks Hamilton, who spoke to the stewards on Sunday night in Monaco to explain his post-race outburst, should accept that there are times when observers are better placed to judge on incidents.

    "When you are a driver, you don't see if from the other side. They get all the angles. They get the videos, and they can sit up there and get all the replays. So they analyse it even better than the man in the cockpit.

    "If there is a degree of unfairness and it is really obvious then you appeal – and you make suggestions to the governing body of what might be better done to ensure that there is no penalty or loss to the person involved.

    "But, you also have still got to keep in mind that you are very exposed. Your own car is likely to be damaged in incidents in a big way, and I actually said I thought there would be a question mark when they [Hamilton's collisions] happened."
     
  2. Y'know if the current race stewards were there back in Dijon '79, Gilles Villeneuve would have been given a penalty for causing 'avoidable contact' with Arnoux. Just sayin'.
     
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  4. hakk and jordan were penalized much harder for much less back in the day.

    edit: add in to the fact that ham has been to the stewards multiple times in just 6 races, he kind of had it coming.
     
  5. Unfortunately, the stewards are taking the sport out of motor sport.
     
  6. drivers should not put themselves in situations where they are at risk of damaging their cars
    its refreshing to see a forumla 1 great condoning forumla 1 as a car show and not racing
     
  7. srsly

    "at risk of damaging their cars" = side-by-side, how the #$%# do you pass without going past the other car ****?!
     
  8. Just like Lauda, Stewart should refrain from commenting on races of nowadays
    Probably the 12th time I made this post
     
  9. Jackie Stewart is a #$%#ing pussy.
     
  10. If you're no longer going for a gap then your no longer a racing driver. Hello?
     
  11. Hopefully that gap isn't a wall. Then you definitely should go for that gap.
     

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