Sir John (Jackie) Young Stewart

1939 -

Jackie Stewart
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Jackie Stewart

Racing car driver. Stewart was born in Dumbarton, and educated at the Academy in that town. He was the son of a Jaguar car dealer, and began as a mechanic in his father's garage at Dumbuck. Stewart went on to become Britain's most successful Formula One driver, winning the World Championship on three occasions (1969, 1971 and 1973). With 27 race wins, he beat the record established by another noted Scottish racing driver, Jim Clark (1936-68). Stewart's record was not equalled for another 14 years.

Stewart was also an Olympic-class clay pigeon shooter. In 1997, together with his son, Stewart launched his own Formula One motor racing team. The team was sold to the Ford Motor Company three years later for $96 million and renamed Jaguar Racing.

Stewart was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2001 and in the same year became one of the first members of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

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