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Overview (2)

Born in Milton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, UK
Birth NameJohn Young Stewart

Mini Bio (1)

Jackie Stewart was born on June 11, 1939 in Milton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland as John Young Stewart.

Spouse (1)

Helen ? (1962 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Is a three times British Formula One world racing car champion.
Drove a car for the first time at age 9 (his father's Austin 16 - plate: BUC 677). Had to sit on two gas cans just to be able to see over the dashboard
Suffers from dyslexia
Lives in Aylesbury with his wife, Helen.
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1972 Queen's Honours List for his services to Motor Racing.
He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Motor Racing. He was the fourth racing man to be knighted following Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss, and Frank Williams.
Father of son, Paul Stewart.
Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2013.
Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire, England [May 2009]
Inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 (inaugural class).

Personal Quotes (5)

The older I get the more knowledge I have and I find it easier to say sorry if I'm wrong. Maybe someday I'll get maturity.
[on being awarded Knighthood] This is a very proud moment for me. This has to mean more, it's more important than my first win or winning a world championship or my victory as a team owner. I was very proud of world championships and my career and all that happened in it and this honor is perhaps a reflection of that. But I am also proud of my work on driver safety, for the Scottish Dyslexia Trust, the Springfield Boys Club in the East End and my role as President of the British Racing Driver's Club.
[on Ken Tyrrell] Ken was and still is a big part of my life and I would like to thank him. But I would also like to thank all the mechanics of all the teams I drove for. Without them I would not have won 27 races or three world titles and without that I would not have been able to set-up a team with my son Paul which also became an important part of my life.
[on driver safety] When I was racing the safety record was horrendous. Driver safety became a big part of my life and contributing to the improvements in safety has been 'very rewarding.'
[on revisiting 'Weekend of a Champion' in 2013] When I saw the film again it was like stepping back in history and I think this is one of the attractive things about the film, and the appeal that's causing people to like it, certainly in Europe, is the fact that safety was totally different in those days. Roman [Polanski] did a lot of this filming himself. I mean he was working the cameras in a great many parts of the movie, and you can see the cars passing the pits as they were. There was no barrier in front for example, and there's hundreds of gallons of high-octane fuel and hundreds of people standing there without any protection. Whereas today, because of what we've done in safety, that would never be allowed to happen.

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