By Jonathan McEvoy for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:29 BST, 23 May 2019 | Updated: 22:37 BST, 23 May 2019
Sir Jackie Stewart believes Lewis Hamilton can shut out his grief at losing Niki Lauda to win the Monaco Grand Prix.
Triple world champion Stewart recalled his own state of mind after his close friend Jochen Rindt died at Monza in 1970 - a template for his compatriot when he races around Monte Carlo's cramped streets this weekend.
Hamilton was so upset by the death of Lauda, Mercedes' non-executive chairman, that he was excused his pre-race media duties, but he made light of those emotions to set the fastest times in both of Thursday's practice sessions.
Lewis Hamilton was so upset by Niki Lauda's death that he was excused his pre-race duties
Stewart, 79, said: 'I suspect Lewis will handle it in exactly the same way I would have done. Mind management is what I lived with, and why I am alive today.
'At one point, one in three of us was going to die. I lost 57 people who were my friends. I holidayed with them and they stayed with me. You had to manage that mentally in a very strict way.
'Jochen Rindt was a close friend. I will never forget it for the rest of my