Ten minutes with Paul Stoddart

Ten minutes with Paul Stoddart

He may not own a team anymore, but Paul Stoddart is still a figure of note when it comes to the Australian Grand Prix. AUTOSPORT caught up with the former Minardi boss to talk about Mark Webber, F1 in 2011, and why he'll never say never to making a comeback

Probably the highlight of Paul Stoddart's career as a Formula 1 team owner came nine years ago in Melboure, when he and Mark Webber celebrated the driver's fifth place on the Australian Grand Prix podium. He returns this year in an ambassadorial, spectating as Webber bids to win the event outright this year.

Stoddart's two-seater Formula 1 cars were in action earlier in the week, and AUTOSPORT caught up with the former Minardi boss to get his typically forthright views on Webber, F1 in 2011 and the politics of prize money at the bottom end of the grid...

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