Sunday, September 18, 2011

Nostalgia: Jackie Stewart

A true motorsports icon, 3 times F1 World Champion (1969, 1971, 1973), retired having the most grand prix victories,  a pioneering advocate for racing safety and a legend that survived his era to make it to the other side. Even if you never saw him race, you are sure to know his voice and his post racing career activities as a racing commentator, TV show host and team owner. 

Just as follow Scotsman Jim Clark, Stewart's name is scattered through the record books. His win percentage is better than both Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. He is one of the most smoothest and effortless drivers in the history of F1. His ability to convey the complex subject of motor racing into a very detailed, clear, yet simple analogy is unmatched.  

Here are a few Jackie Stewart videos including a musical tribute, Jackie demonstrating his teaching ability, Jackie on safety and Jackie in one of his finest drives. Enjoy:

Jackie Stewart Tribute Video

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