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Stewart, Sir John Young, (Sir Jackie) free

Stewart, Sir John Young, (Sir Jackie) free

Kt 2001; OBE 1972

Born 11 June 1939; s of late Robert Paul Stewart and of Jean Clark Young; m 1962, Helen McGregor; two s

racing driver, retired 1973; developed Gleneagles Jackie Stewart Shooting School; Chairman, Stewart Grand Prix Ltd, 1996–2000

Education

Dumbarton Academy

Career

First raced, 1961; competed in 4 meetings, 1961–62, driving for Barry Filer, Glasgow; drove for Ecurie Ecosse and other private entrants, winning 14 out of 23 starts, 1963; 28 wins out of 53 starts, 1964; drove Formula 1 for BRM, 1965–67 and for Ken Tyrrell, 1968–73; has won Australian, New Zealand, Swedish, Mediterranean, Japanese and many other non-championship major internat. Grands Prix; set up new world record by winning his 26th World Championship Grand Prix (Zandvoort), July 1973, and 27th (Nurburgring), Aug. 1973; 3rd in World Championship, 1965; 2nd in 1968 and 1972; World Champion, 1969, 1971, 1973. Global Ambassador, Royal Bank of Scotland, 2004–12; Strategic Advr, Genii Business Exchange, 2011–13. Chm., Motorsport Steering Cttee, Cranfield Univ., 2000–07. President: Dyslexia Scotland, 2004–; Springfield Club, 1976–; Vice President: British Dyslexia Assoc., 1998–; Vice-Chm. and Founding Trustee, Scottish Internat. Educn Trust, 1970– (Mem., Internat. Adv. Bd to the Scottish Parlt, 2002–10). Founder, Trustee and Chm., Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust, 1987–; Founding Trustee and Chm., Race Against Dementia, 2016–. Hon. Prof., Stirling, 2001–. Hon. Dr Automotive Engrg, Lawrence Inst. of Technology, Mich, USA, 1973; Hon. DEng: Glasgow Caledonian, 1986; Heriot-Watt, 1996; Glasgow, 2001; Hon. Dr: Cranfield, 1998; Stirling, 1998; Edinburgh, 2006; Edinburgh Napier, 2013; Hon. DSc St Andrews, 2008. BARC Gold Medal, 1971, 1973. Daily Express Sportsman of the Year, 1971, 1973; World Sportsman of the Year, 1973; BBC Sports Personality of the Year, 1973; Scottish Sportsman of the Year, 1973; Sports Illustrated American Sportsman of the Year, 1973; ABC Sports Personality of the Year, 1973; Seagrove Trophy, 1973, 1999. Film: Weekend of a Champion, 1972

Publications

World Champion, 1970 (with Eric Dymock); Faster!, 1972 (with Peter Manso); On the Road, 1983; (with Alan Henry) Jackie Stewart’s Principles of Performance Driving, 1986; The Jackie Stewart Book of Shooting, 1991; Winning is Not Enough: the autobiography, 2007; Collage: Jackie Stewart’s Grand Prix album, 2010

Recreations

golf, fishing, tennis, shooting (Mem. Scottish and British Teams for Clay Pigeon shooting; former Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh and British Champion; won Coupe des Nations, 1959 and 1960; reserve for two-man team, 1960 Olympics)

Clubs

(Hon.) Royal Automobile, British Racing Drivers’ (Pres., 2000–06; Vice Pres., 2006–); Royal and Ancient (St Andrews); (Hon.) Gleneagles; Sunningdale; Loch Lomond Golf; Geneva Golf; Domaine Imperial, Club De Bonmont (Switzerland)