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Jackie Stewart

JACKIE STEWART stands as one of the major figures in all of motorsports. World Champion in 1969, 1971, and 1973, as well as runner-up in 1968 and 1972, he has been a tireless and outspoken advocate for greater safety in racing. In 2001, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II knighted the self-proclaimed “Wee Scot” for his numerous accomplishments. Stewart won 27 Formula One Grand Prix races from 1965 through 1973, thus succeeding fellow Scot Jim Clark as Formula One’s most prolific winner at that time. He also scored 11 seconds and five thirds, realizing an astonishing 43 top-three finishes in only 99 career starts. Stewart drove in only two Indianapolis 500s, but came within just a few laps of finishing first and second, dropping out while leading with only nine laps to go in 1966 (as Rookie of the Year), and running just behind Parnelli Jones and eventual winner A.J. Foyt when his engine failed at 168 laps in 1967. From 1997 through 1999, Stewart was the principal of the start-up Stewart F1 team, which subsequently became Jaguar.