New teams a disappointment - Stewart
10 December 2010 – Triple Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart has expressed his dismay at the way the new teams performed during 2011 - and he added that he thought at least one of them might be able to mix it with the midfield.
Stewart, who founded his own team back in 1997 with the help of Ford – the squad that was later known as Jaguar and now Red Bull Racing, knows from his own experiences just how tough a challenge they took on.
However he still doesn’t rate what Lotus Racing, Virgin and Hispania did: “I'm disappointed they haven't come up and shown themselves to be more competitive than they've been,” Stewart said in an interview with ESPNF1.com.
“Having set up a team of my own, I know how difficult it is. It's a huge undertaking and a very difficult task.
“But I expected at least one of them to be mixing it a little more with the midfield runners. So it's not an impossible task but not an easy one.
"The three new teams really have not been putting up good performances,” Stewart summed-up.