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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@fernando I understand Lewis' desire to reveal his personal side as I did in my candid and acclaimed autobiography, "Winning is not Enough." I must stress that baggy trousers represent not only a trip hazard to the wearer, they also fail to provide the recommended testicular support to make one productive on, and off, the track. Although so-called "hip-hop" was not among my pursuits as a wee youngster, my experience as an Olympic standard clay-pigeon shooter has furnished me with marksmanship sufficient to deal with, in a calculated detached manner, the violent threats delineated in their lyrics.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
One must use a variety of criteria in assessing the greatness of any driver, owing to the myriad of complicating factors in elevating one to this status. The title of my autobiography "Winning is not enough" sums up this philosophy quite neatly. The manner in which one succeeds is of equal, if not more import, as that of the achievement itself. Given young Vettel has had demonstrably superior machinery in winning his titles, owing to the Newey factor, he still has some way to go to conclusively establish himself as one of the all time greats, as I have done. In my estimation he would be mad to move to Ferrari.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
Michael's retirement is welcome and significantly overdue. Given he has exhibited the slight deterioration in ability concomitant with the ageing process, he has caused a number of avoidable and potentially lethal rear-end collisions, presenting a clear and present danger to his competitors. My advice to him is to exploit his name into a long-lasting brand, as I did with astonishing success in my retirement. Remember, stay safe, stay retired.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@jpm Integrity is of the highest priority in one's career, whether it be regarding the true ingredients of one's culinary output, or in a driver's approach to his racecraft, regardless of the racing category. While one may be initially dismissive of a sport where drivers travel essentially flat-out, for hours on end, through a series of repetitive left-hand inclined turns, it is only through devotion of one's precious time and resources that a driver can elucidate some valuable lessons from watching NASCAR drivers.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@mschumi It is imperative for elite racing drivers to understand the immense power of their racing vehicle and the devastation that can result from its improper usage, especially when such usage could be construed as reckless or excessively negligent.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@mschumi Age should be no barrier to success whether in life or in F1, as long as one's fundamental physical attributes and mental faculties are intact. In fact, the accumulation of experience is indeed vital to extracting a vital edge in one's business pursuits, or in the pursuit of one's immediate competitors on track.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@diResta The conversion of one's potential into results is a complex process, requiring a multi-faceted skill set as both a driver and a man. The fact that I regularly feature highly in the all-time lists is in no small measure a consequence of my mantra that the manner in which one's victories are achieved is just as important as the victories themselves, as I delineate in my autobiography "Winning is not enough".
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@fernando It is vital to have a mature attitude to money Fernando, indeed it is my opinion that financial prudence is a critical asset in the armoury of any individual. In order to achieve optimum success as a driver one must obtain a healthy balance, not just in terms of car behaviour, but also in one's financial affairs. It is with pride that I consider I was able to translate my skill set as a driver into a keen business acumen with the concomitant financial rewards.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@Bernie There are a number of safety issues with the idea of placing an older driver in control of a modern racing car capable of generating lateral forces of up to 5G, not least the stresses placed on the body, and in particular the neck muscles which degrade significantly with age and lack of regular training.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@fernando The term knighthood is not one to be bandied around cheaply Fernando. One should aspire to the highest level in all quarters of life. As one who reached the very pinnacle of motorsport, I consider that the prestige of this honour has made me a more valuable asset to those seeking my services, be they in a media or business capacity. Indeed one may assert that I only truly achieved my maximum potential in my guise as Sir Jackie.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@fernando It is important in racing, as in life, to divorce one's emotions from the reality of the situation that presents itself. Rather than develop an irrational aversion to the cucumber, one should be aware of it's dietary value. This is particularly in regard to it's ability to offset constipation, which will render a driver sluggish in both an intellectual and physical capacity, presenting a hindrance to the attainment of optimal performance both in and out of the car. Remember stay regular, stay safe!
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@mschumi There is indeed a serious safety compromise apparent here in the necessity to achieve an optimally clean track surface to accommodate the peculiar characteristics of oval racing, while being obliged to furnish the equipment required to achieve this cleanliness with an inherently dangerous substance, in itself capable of initiating a disaster should a chain of events conspire to compromise it's integrity.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@hammy It would be highly inadvisable for anyone, no matter how seemingly certain the circumstance, to place a life-changing or similarly significant sum of money on the outcome of a sporting event.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@Horner One must always ensure that one's body is at the optimum temperature to ensure maximum performance output for minimum input, both in driving and in practical life matters. It is easy to neglect the effect of excess temperature on vital elements of the car, as well as on critical components of the body, such as the reproductive system. Remember, stay cool, stay safe!
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
It is highly inadvisable to embark on an adrenaline-fuelled drive with any kind of unfamiliar machinery, especially those of the two-wheeled variety, without extensive prior training from a professional tutor.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@fernando In Formula One, as in one's personal life, it is absolutely critical to ensure that your affairs are in complete adherence to the regulations laid down by the relevant statutory body, whether this be the FIA or the government. A failure to observe such legalities can result in lengthy litigation procedures, ironically "taxing" one's time as well as resources, resulting in an impediment to optimum performance, with the concomitant damage to one's reputation.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@Louise Mirrors, while obviously standard on any road-going vehicle, are also an essential tool in the modern F1 driver's formidable arsenal of safety equipment. Any successful driver must combine an ability to see what's coming down the road, with what lies behind. Spatial awareness must be honed to the finest degree to ensure the most expeditious route to victory, but above all to ensure safety. Remember, Mirror then Manoeuvre.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@mschumi One should always ensure the legality of any situation before embarking upon a course of action. While a team's engineers will be devoted to extracting the maximum performance from the minutest detail of the car, it is essential they do so within the rules. While distasteful to some, governing bodies or any regulatory agency are essential to ensuring fairness for drivers, or indeed any citizen. Remember, rules are not for fools.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@mschumi Having driven in an era of F1 where survival rate was an oft-used statistic, it seems questionable to suggest returning to such primitive times. Remember, danger is a flaw, not a feature.
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jackie   Jackie Stewart
@mschumi No racing incident, no matter how big or small and regardless of the outcome, should be considered as any kind of entertainment. The footage should be reviewed solely to learn valuable lessons, and not to get your kicks. What you said is crass Schumacher, people could have been seriously hurt in that accident.
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