Stewart critical of Hamilton

Former world champion disappointed with McLaren man

Sir Jackie Stewart has condemned Lewis Hamilton's decision not to support the Grand Prix Drivers' Associations' (GPDA) safety drive.

The former world champion has criticised the Australian Grand Prix winner for not joining the GPDA in their effort to improve safety.

With new rules to remove driver aids this season Stewart has been unequivocal in his support of the organisation.

"It is completely wrong of Lewis not be be involved," Stewart said of his fellow Briton. "I am surprised and disappointed at him. He has been badly advised.

"So far we have been incredibly lucky. We are on the slate to have a big shunt. But what is going to happen is this - somebody is going to get killed.

"At the speeds modern cars do it'll be like an air crash."

Hamilton made the perfect start in his bid to claim the world championship in Melbourne though, and will not want to be distracted ahead of the second Grand Prix of the season in Sepang, Malaysia, on Sunday.