Jackie Stewart OBE
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Jackie Stewart is one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time.
Jackie is a British former racing driver and team owner from Scotland. 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, he campaigned for improved emergency services and better safety barriers around race tracks.
He is well known in the United States as a commentator, and also as a spokesman for Ford. His Scottish accent made him a distinctive presence. Between 1997 and 1999, he was principal of the Stewart Grand Prix Formula One racing team.
In 2002 he became a founding patron of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame, and an inaugural inductee.
In 2003 The World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities presented Stewart an Ambassador Award. The Award goes to an outstanding individual whose efforts have promoted the shooting sports internationally.
In 2009 he 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 appeared in several UPS commercials in 2002 and 2003 as a consultant for Dale Jarrett to convince Jarrett to “race the Big Brown truck”.