Sir John Young "Jackie" Stewart is a Scottish former racing driver. Nicknamed the "Flying Scot", he competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers' Championships. In 1964 he drove in Formula Three for Tyrrell. His debut, in the wet at Snetterton on 15 March, was dominant, taking an astounding 25 second lead in just two laps before coasting home to a win on a 44 second cushion. While he signed with BRM alongside Graham Hill in 1965, a contract which netted him £4,000, his first race in an F1 car was for Lotus; the Lotus broke in the first heat, but he won the second. On his F1 debut in South Africa, he scored his first Championship point, finishing sixth. His first major competition victory came in the BRDC International Trophy in the late spring, and before the end of the year he won his first World Championship race at Monza. Stewart's impressive profile won him Rookie of the Year honours despite the winner. He also competed in Can-Am. He is well known in the United States as a color commentator (pundit) of racing television broadcasts, 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. Stewart held the record for most wins by a Formula One driver (27) for 14 years and the record for most wins by a British Formula One driver for 19 years.
After all said, spoken about, views, reviews and analysis, the whole F1 fraternity was eagerly waiting for the proceedings between the two silver arrows cars post the beligum gp crash gate. In the lead up to the race, Mercedes’ driver and Championship leader, Nico Rosberg, apologised to all the fans and his team for his accident with his team mate Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes team clearly stated to their drivers that they should put the team’s interest ahead of individual, and any crossing of the line would be treated severely.
F1: From Jim Clark to Ayrton Senna, crashes and fatalities have deeply impacted the sport
“There is no such thing as accident, it’s fate misnamed”. That’s one of the famous quote of Napoleon Bonaparte. The impact of accidents as we know can cause a very deep impact on everyone involved, both physically and mentally. We had fatal accidents in Formula 1, and there were near fatal accidents as well. It’s not just in Formula 1, Racing itself is dangerous. Motor Racing can never be totally safe, and as in the opinion of M [...]