Jackie Stewart at 80: The legend, his greatest drive, and the man himself

MONTE CARLO, MONACO - MAY 23: 3 times world champion Sir Jackie Stewart during the Monaco GP at

Hard to believe, but Tuesday sees Sir Jackie Stewart celebrate his 80th birthday. To mark the occasion we invite you to learn a little more about the great man and his career, revisit his – and arguably F1’s – finest drive, and listen to the three-time world champion reminisce about a truly remarkable life in Formula 1, on and off the track…

The Legend – and F1 Hall of Famer

His outstanding track record still ranks him among the most successful champions, yet in terms of personally influencing the way Formula 1 racing developed, Jackie Stewart stands alone. His one-man safety crusade made the sport much safer. His excellent communication skills helped make it more popular. He set new standards of professionalism for drivers and was also a pioneer in exploiting Formula 1 racing's commercial potential. His keen intelligence and tireless energy helped – but he would never have been able to exert such influence had he not been a truly great driver…

Read Jackie Stewart’s complete Hall of Fame profile here

The F1 drivers wish Sir Jackie Stewart a Happy 80th Birthday

His greatest drive - conquering The Green Hell

In our recent series on F1’s finest drives, Jackie Stewart was the man filling the number-one spot. Veteran F1 journalist David Tremayne recalls Jackie Stewart’s courageous and dominant win at the Nurburgring in 1968, a victory that came in the wake of several high-profile deaths – not least Stewart’s compatriot and friend Jim Clark…

Read the complete article here

Top 5: Jackie Stewart's greatest F1 wins

And the man himself – Beyond the Grid

When Sir Jackie appeared on the Official F1 Podcast, Beyond The Grid, supported by Bose, the icon of late Sixties and early Seventies F1 racing was firing on all cylinders, so get ready for stories of flat-sharing with fellow champ Jim Clark, his view on what made him so successful, the perils and mind-set of racing in F1’s ‘killer years’, and why he eventually founded a Grand Prix-winning F1 team of his own. To listen, enjoy it in the player below, or subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.

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