It is not always possible to be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance.

— Jackie Stewart

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Oh yes. It's not when you brake but when you take them off that counts. Most people don't understand that.

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There is no doubt that Formula 1 has the best risk management of any sport and any industry in the world.

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For a quick lap at the Nrburgring, you've probably experienced more in seven minutes...than most people have experienced in all their life in the way of fear, in the way of tension, in the way of animosity towards machinery and to a racetrack.

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Juan Fangio was the great man of racing, whilst Stirling Moss was the epitome of a racing driver.

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Good luck in most cases comes through the misfortune of others.

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There's enough Ferraris here to eat a plate of spaghetti.

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The years I raced in were fantastic. There was so much change in the cars. We went from treaded tyres to no wings right through to slicks to enormous wings.

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I would have been a much more popular Wolrd Champion if I had always said what people wanted to hear. I might have been dead, but definitely more popular.

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There has been a huge advance in technology, which has improved the safety of the cars incredibly, but there are still some heavy crash impacts and in certain circumstances there is still the chance of fire today.

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From today I am no longer a racing driver. I'm retired and I am very happy.

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When there is an accident involving fire, in most cases death is caused by the inhalation of the toxic smoke. What we need is air to go to a driver for 45 seconds. I'm surprised that this is not done, and I would make it compulsory.

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In one year I travelled 450,000 miles by air.

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About Jackie Stewart

Quotes 25 sayings
Nationality Scottish
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

Cornering is like bringing a woman to climax.

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We have had more sales for this year's grand prix than any other, and we have been helped in that by the fact that Jenson had 10 podiums last season and looks like a winner. It is good for British motor racing if he is there and doing well.

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It takes leadership to improve safety.

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We were racing at circuits where there were no crash barriers in front of the pits, and fuel was lying about in churns in the pit lane. A car could easily crash into the pits at any time. It was ridiculous.

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When I was racing, we were more used to seeing some horrific accidents.

For example, Michael Schumacher is a great world champion, but I haven't seen a weekend where he doesn't go off the circuit. At every race he always has a spin or runs through the gravel trap. He usually doesn't hit anything, but nevertheless it is an error that could not have been made in the days I raced.

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From the five years, 1968-73, if you were an F1 driver at that time, there was a very likely chance that you would have died.

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It takes leadership to improve safety.

And I started off the movement in my time, but the person who has done more over the past 20 to 30 years and who has led it is Professor Sid Watkins.

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Cornering is like bringing a woman to a climax.

Both you and the car must work together. You start to enter the area of excitement at the corner, you set up a pace which is right for the car and after you've told it it is coming along with you, you guide it along at a rhythm which has by now become natural. Only after you've cleared the corner you can both take pleasure in knowing it's gone well.

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Sometimes you need to ease off in order to go faster

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I'm not going away. I'll still be very much involved in the team but not with the same number of hours. I need to move over and allow the people who are really doing the job the space to do so.

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In my sport, the quick are too often listed among the dead

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Nobody's perfect, but all of us can be better than we are.

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