Sir John Young "Jackie" Stewart, OBE (born 11 June 1939) is a British former Formula One racing driver from Scotland. Nicknamed the "Flying Scot", he competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers' Championships. He also competed in Can-Am. He is well known in the United States as a color commentator (pundit) of racing television broadcasts for ABC's Wide World of Sports and ABC Sports, and as a spokesman for Ford, where his Scottish accent has 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 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."
In one year I travelled 450,000 miles by air.
Cornering is like bringing a woman to climax.
We have had more sales for this year's grand prix than any other, and we have been helped in that by the fact that Jenson had 10 podiums last season and looks like a winner. It is good for British motor racing if he is there and doing well.
|Full Name at Birth||John Young Stewart|
|Other Names||Sir John Young StewartJackie StewartFlying ScotSir John|
|Date of Birth||June 11, 1939|
|Birthplace||Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK|
|Height||5' 7" (170 cm)|
|Weight||175 lbs (79.4 kg)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||Hartfield Primary School, Dumbarton, Scotland, UKDumbarton Academy, Dumbarton, Scotland, UK|
|Occupation||Former racing driver, Actor, Businessman|
|Claim to Fame||Formula 1|
|Brother(s)||Jimmy Stewart (racing driver)|
|Other Family Members||Paul Stewart (son) (racing driver)Mark Stewart (son) (producer)|
|Favorite Colors||Black, White, Green, Blue, Red, Grey, Brown|