Stewart slams FIA World Council

by Julie Gates/motorsport.com Triple World Champion and former Jaguar Racing boss Jackie Stewart has slammed the FIA World Council's decision to reschedule next year's British Grand Prix to a provisional date of May 13, instead of its tradition...

by Julie Gates/motorsport.com

Triple World Champion and former Jaguar Racing boss Jackie Stewart has slammed the FIA World Council's decision to reschedule next year's British Grand Prix to a provisional date of May 13, instead of its tradition July slot.

"I am very disappointed that the July date has not been restored because it has been traditional for a great number of years," said the three-times Formula 1 World Champion, who is expected to take over from Ken Tyrrell as BRDC president next month.

"Since Britain is the capital of motorsport it seems wrong to me that our race has not been given a time more suitable."

Indeed, this season's race was a disaster for the circuit and fans: treacherous weather conditions meant public car parks were forced to close on Saturday and traffic chaos on Sunday developed as a consequence, meaning many fans were unable to attend the event.

Ron Dennis and Frank Willams are also amongst those who believe the race should be returned to its traditional weekend in July.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jackie Stewart
Teams Jaguar Racing