Motor Racing: TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG; Stewart warns race kid Jenson.JACKIE STEWART Sir John Young Stewart, OBE (born 11 June 1939 in Milton, West Dunbartonshire), better known as Jackie, and nicknamed The Flying Scot, is a Scottish former racing driver. last night told boy raced Jenson Button Jenson Alexander Lyons Button, often called Jense, (born 19 January, 1980) is an English Formula One racing driver. He currently competes for the Honda Racing F1 team. He won his first Grand Prix in Hungary, on August 6 2006 after 113 races. he had made a mistake by trying to take on the giants of Formula One.
Three times world champion Stewart reckons the 20-year-old could regret stepping up so quickly to the fastest grade in motor sport.
And the Scots legend insisted Button should have spent a few more years learning his trade before trying his hand as a Grand Prix Grand Prix
n. pl. Grand Prix
Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course. driver.
Yet Button had an impressive debut season, which ended in a cloud of smoke when he retired from Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix This article is about Formula One race. For other uses, see Malaysian Grand Prix (disambiguation).
First included in the Formula One World Championship in 1999, the current Malaysian Grand Prix .
Stewart said: "Jenson obviously has a lot of talent and great potential for the future and I hope he does have a great future but I still believe it would have been better if he had waited.
"You shouldn't jump straight from kindergarten to university. It doesn't matter how good you are.
"It does not matter whether you are a Schumacher, a Senna senna, any plant of the genus Sennia (formerly placed in Cassia), leguminous herbs, shrubs, and trees of the family Leguminosae (pulse family), most common in warm regions. , a Lauda or a Stewart - you need grounding.
"It might not be for six to eight years, maybe even four but I am sure there will come a time in Jenson's career when he will wish he had done so."
Stewart, who spoke of his concerns about Button at the start of the season, insisted the youngster will endure a tougher time next year when he begins a two-year loan move to Benetton but said that he will learn from the experience.
He added: "Going to Benetton from Williams will be good for him. He might have a bad second year, although it is not impossible for him to improve but he can only learn from the move."
Button finished eighth in the drivers' championship in his first season in Formula One, eclipsing the performances of more experienced rivals Eddie Irvine and Heinz-Harald Frentzen.
Meanwhile legendary commentator Murray Walker yesterday promised fans he will carry on.
Walker, 75, insists he will return to the ITV (1) See interactive TV.
(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV). commentary box for the 2001 season despite coming under increased criticism after a series of errors.
After covering the sport for 50 years, he said he has no intention of standing down.
He said: "I am a very lucky man and I'm fortunate enough to work on my hobby.
"I would stop if people were saying 'the old fool should jack it in' but I get a lot of people coming up to me saying nice things."
Since he first started covering the sport in 1949, Walker has missed just one race - the French Grand Prix This article is about Formula One race. For other uses, see French Grand Prix (disambiguation).
The French Grand Prix (Grand Prix de France) is a race held as part of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile's annual Formula One automobile racing in July this year when a dislocated dis·lo·cate
tr.v. dis·lo·cat·ed, dis·lo·cat·ing, dis·lo·cates
1. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
2. hip prevented him travelling.