Jackie is one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers’ Championships. His nickname is The Flying Scotsman and he competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers’ Championships. He also competed in Can-Am.
During Jackie’s F1 career, the chances of an F1 driver who raced for five years being killed in a crash were two out of three. Jackie campaigned with Louis Stanley (BRM team boss) for improved emergency services and better safety barriers around race tracks.
He is well known in the United States as a commentator of racing television broadcasts, and as a spokesman for Ford, where his Scottish accent made him a distinctive presence. Between 1997 and 1999, in partnership with his son, Paul, he was team principal of the Stewart Grand Prix Formula One racing team.
Stewart covered NASCAR races and the Indianapolis 500 on American television during the 1970s and early 1980s, and has also worked on Australian TV coverage. As a commentator, he was known for his insightful analysis, Scottish accent, and rapid delivery, once causing Jim McKay to remark that Stewart spoke almost as fast as he drove.
In 2009 he was ranked fifth of the fifty greatest Formula One drivers of all time by journalist Kevin Eason who wrote: “He has not only emerged as a great driver, but one of the greatest figures of motor racing.”
Stewart is also tStewart received Sports Illustrated magazine’s 1973 “Sportsman of the Year” award, the only auto racer 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 which he was shared with American pro football player O.J. Simpson. In 1990, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.he head sports consultant/ patron for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Jackie is an amiable and well informed speaker.