Sir Jackie Stewart OBE
Sir John Young Stewart OBE, better known as Jackie Stewart, and nicknamed The Flying Scotsman, competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers' Championships. In an Autosport Magazine poll, 217 Formula One drivers were asked to name the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time. Sir Jackie was ranked 6th behind: 1. Senna, 2. Schumacher, 3. Fangio, 4. Prost and 5. Clark.
With his black cap and sideburns, he became an unmistakable icon in the glorious era of style, glamour and speed of the 1960s and '70s. In the '80s and '90s his media work increased dramatically as well as did his corporate advocacy relationships. He became well known in the United States and internationally as a commentator of racing television broadcasts, and as a spokesman for Ford, Rolex and Moet & Chandon and has created business relationships that span, in some cases, over a remarkable 40 year period.
Between 1997 and 1999, in partnership with his son Paul, he was team principal of the Stewart Grand Prix Formula One racing team which remarkably went on to record their maiden Grand Prix victory in 1999, in only their second full season. Sir Jackie sold the team to Ford in 1999 which led to the team being renamed Jaguar Racing. In 2004 it was sold again and became the dominant force that is now of Red Bull Racing.
Sir Jackie Stewart received Sports Illustrated's 1973 Sportsman of the Year award, the only racing driver to win the title. In the same year he also won BBC Television's Sports Personality Of The Year award, and was named as ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year. In 1990, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. For all his achievements on and off the track to charitable causes, Jackie was knighted in 2001.
Sir Jackie was and still remains an avid and determined campaigner for improved safety standards within motorsports and is the former President of the Grand Prix Drivers Association as well as being the current chair of the Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust. In addition Sir Jackie is also a charitable patron, being chair of Dyslexia Scotland and President of Springfield Youth Club in Hackney. All of these experiences led to Sir Jackie publishing his autobiography, Winning is Not Enough, which itself went on to become a category best seller.
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