Sir Jackie Stewart has lauded the British expertise on the grid in Method 1 in the meanwhile, labelling them “three of the very best racing drivers on the planet.”
Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris all race below the British flag in Method 1, with Hamilton now holding nearly all of all-time data within the sport, and Russell and Norris being two of its brightest younger prospects.
Russell outscored Hamilton by 35 factors at Mercedes final season and took his maiden pole and win in Method 1, whereas Norris roundly out-performed a number of race-winner Daniel Ricciardo in two seasons collectively at McLaren, enhancing his popularity as a possible future World Champion himself.
Three-time World Champion Stewart believes the expertise on present from Britain in the meanwhile is up there with the perfect, and he want to see the title return to the UK come the top of 2023 – be it an eighth title for Hamilton or by way of one of many younger weapons.
“There’s an exquisite assortment of individuals proper now, and we’ve received now in Britain three of the very best racing drivers on the planet,” Stewart mentioned on stage on the Autosport Worldwide present.
“You’ve received Lewis who’s been profitable time after time after time with an, sadly, German automotive firm,” he added with tongue firmly in cheek, “however that German automotive firm will get all of Method 1 vehicles in-built [Brackley and Brixworth], as a result of Britain is the capital of know-how of motorsport.
“So it’s modified, however our younger British racing drivers right this moment, I’d love one to win the World Championship this season. That will be implausible.”
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Britain has produced extra World Champions than another nation, with 10 drivers having taken 20 titles between them prior to now, although Norris just lately conceded that it’s unlikely he will likely be difficult for glory quickly, with McLaren’s infrastructure at Woking nonetheless present process an overhaul that might see them caught within the midfield within the coming seasons.
“With all the pieces I’ve realized, perhaps I may win a race, however I’m unlikely to win a championship till probably that point,” he advised GQ journal when discussing the top of his contract in 2025.
“I do know I should be on the absolute prime of my recreation in these years.”