Stewart undergoes checks after health scare - updated 03 Mar 2011
Three-time world champion Jackie Stewart was hospitalised briefly on Wednesday after being taken ill on a flight from Geneva to London. Stewart underwent precautionary checks, but is expected to make a full recovery.
The 71-year-old Scot complained of chest pains during the journey and was met by paramedics at Londons Heathrow Airport before being taken to Hillingdon Hospital in Uxbridge. He was discharged on Wednesday evening and is now resting at home.
"He's fine," Stewarts son Paul told the BBC. "All his vital organs are okay - it wasn't a heart attack or anything like that. He just needs some rest. It's nothing to be overly concerned about."
Stewart, world champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973, remains a familiar face in the paddock, despite having retired from Formula One competition at the end of 73.