F1 in the news 52: Jackie Stewart ‘a halfwit’

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Max Mosley, Red Bull, Arabian Nights, 2006 | GEPA PicturesIn the F1 news this week FIA president Max Mosley created headlines by describing Jackie Stewart as a ‘certifiable halfwit’.

Also this week you can buy Martin Brundle’s old car, find out where Bernie Ecclestone ranked in the 100 Most Important People in (American) Sport and read about the Russian former F1 tester who was the target of a bomb attack.

Sir Jackie a halfwit, says Mosley – FIA president Max Mosley launched a stunning and scathing attack on three-times world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, saying: “He goes round dressed up as a 1930s music hall man. He’s a certified halfwit. It’s annoying that some of the sponsors listen to him because he’s won a few championships. But nobody else in Formula One does ?????? not the teams, not the drivers. He’s a figure of fun among drivers.” In a follow-up article a Daily Mail correspondent alleges McLaren’s cars were, “built partly on information stolen from Ferrari,” which the WMSC hearing conspicuously failed to prove.

Ecclestone criticises Mosley’s hybrid plans – F1’s commercial boss is not convinced about the future ‘green’ direction of the sport.

The funding of the sport – Why does such a small percentage of F1’s income go back to the teams?

Formula 1 driver injured in car blast
– Russian former Minardi test driver Sergei Zlobin was the target of a bomb attack.

‘Autosport’ magazine (requires registration) – Following the departure of leading columnist Nigel Roebuck from Autosport, editor Andrew van de Burgt spoke to readers directly through the magazine’s online forum to discuss criticism of the magazine.

The most powerful people in sports – Business Week lists what should really be referred to as the most powerful people in American sports as NFL commissioner Robert Goodell comes out on top with NASCAR’s Bill France sixth and Bernie Ecclestone only 57th.

Alonso to Ferrari, Massa to Toyota – Do you believe it?

Japan flashback: Fuji 1976 – We looked back at what happened at the last Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji, while F1.com revisited the events of 1976.

Martin Brundle’s BMW M5 for sale – Pick up his motor with 87,000 miles on the clock for ???12,750.

Fuji chassis preview – How the teams will prepare for the new Fuji Speedway.

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