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Posted by cpadmin on Mar, 13 2012

Jackie Stewart OBE

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. Jackie Stewart, Sir John Young Stewart, OBE (born 11 June 1939), better known as Jackie Stewart, and nicknamed The Flying Scotsman, 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, 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. 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 the Sport Shooting Ambassador Award. The Award goes to an outstanding individual whose efforts have promoted the shooting sports internationally. 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 appeared in several UPS commercials in 2002 and 2003 as a consultant for Dale Jarrett to convince Jarrett to "race the Big Brown truck". Jackie is an amiable and well informed speaker.