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TREMAYNE ON STEWART: Celebrating the Flying Scot – 50 years after his third and final championship title

Hall of Fame F1 Journalist

David Tremayne
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Jackie Stewart, Tyrrell-Ford 005, Grand Prix of Brazil, Interlagos, February 11, 1973. (Photo by

If ever there was a perfect ambassador for the sport, it’s John Young Stewart, who celebrates this year the 50th anniversary of his third and final World Championship.

It’s been a long ‘retirement’ for the man from Dumbuck, but the fact that he still works hard and is as famous today as he was back then – unless you are a security man on the grid in Miami – is a reflection of how canny this Scot has been as the curator of his own legacy. And how, without being boorish or self-obsessed about it, he has maintained his reputation so deftly that he remains just as well-loved by the British public.

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