Cape Town - Formula
1 legend Jackie Stewart reckons that F1 is missing excitement
but thinks racing prodigy Max Verstappen could reignite the sport.
Stewart, who is a triple World Champion, said 2016 was a boring a
year for Formula 1 fans and the sport lacks the necessary characters to
make it enjoyable again.
While praising Verstappen, the Scot also added that Lewis Hamilton,
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen are probably the most popular
figures in Formula 1 at the moment.
"Other than Verstappen's breakthrough, it was not a very interesting season," Stewart told Swiss newspaper Blick.
"Verstappen reminds me of the first races of Mario Andretti, Jochen Rindt and Francois Cevert. They managed to shake things up."
"Lewis Hamilton is a kind of modern hero, Vettel is a quiet hero. And
Raikkonen is perhaps even more popular than those two, although he
barely says anything or perhaps he's popular precisely because of it!
"F1 is missing excitement, incidents, failures and accidents. Don't
get me wrong, nobody wants to see a driver crash but you want some
“In my day that was the case, but unfortunately many of my rivals paid the ultimate price for that."