Stewart: What happened could be a wake-up callSeptember 3, 2019
Three-time world champion Jackie Stewart called on the FIA to take more seriously the views of riders when they share their concerns about safety.
The Belgian Grand Prix was overshadowed by the death of the Formula 2 driver Antoine Hubert, and these events deeply shocked the entire motorsport community. Sir Jackie was once one of the most active fighters for racing safety and knows what he is talking about.
“The FIA says that they listen to the pilots, but in fact, not as carefully as they should,” said the Scottish veteran. – There is an Association of Formula 1 racers (GPDA), but they also listen to it a little. I did safety work without the help of the FIA. Representatives of the Federation do not appeal to me or to the riders …
In the last two or three years, there were too many incidents, because they were not accompanied by such dire consequences as last weekend. We saw how the wing broke, how the machines flew into the air. So it was on Sunday, when Max Verstappen faced Kimi Raikkonen.
Racers must realize that they must act less freely, you must not allow yourself to think about your own invulnerability. You can’t think that you will always be lucky. What happened can be a kind of wake-up call. It must not be allowed for something like this to happen again. ”
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