Hall of Fame


JACKIE STEWART

His early races for Ecurie Ecosse demonstrated that Jackie Stewart was special. Ken Tyrrell placed him in his Formula Three car and victories soon followed. He signed in Formula 1 for BRM in 1965. He finished third overall behind Jim Clark and team-mate Graham Hill.

Six years out of Stewart's nine-year spell in Formula One were spent driving for Tyrrell. At first this was in a Ford-powered Matra, and the engine powered him to three victories in 1968. The combination's second year was even more successful, with Stewart winning six races and the title. In 1971, Stewart went and did battle in a Tyrrell chassis. Perfecting the art of driving a storming opening lap and then controlling the race, he won six races and the title.

In 1973, he had five wins in the bag when he won the title for the third time. After the death of team-mate François Cevert in qualifying, he decided to retire from Formula 1. His record of 27 grand prix wins (from 99 starts) was to stand until beaten by Alain Prost in 1987 (in his 118th start).

 


ID CARD

  • Name : Sir John Young Stewart
  • Birthplace : Dumbarton, Scotland, Great Britain
  • Nationality : British
  • Teams : BRM, March, Matra, Tyrrell
  • Website : www.sirjackiestewart.com
  • F1 Records : 17 pole positions, 27 wins, 3 championships