1939-06-11

Sir Jackie Stewart was born.

Sir Jackie Stewart, the Formula One World Champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973, was born.

As the son of a garage owner and with an elder brother who was also a racing driver, it seemed natural that Stewart would get involved in motor racing. However the first sport Stewart got seriously involved in was clay-pigeon shooting. Once he got seriously involved in racing, Stewart became one of the top drivers ever, with 27 wins out of 100 races before he decided to retire at the top of his game in 1973.The first three places in the US Grand Prix were taken by British drivers: Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, and John Surtees today in 1968.Jackie Stewart Career DetailsFormula 1 World Champion:1969, 1971, 1973Grands Prix starts:99Wins:27Pole positions:171960:First race (Porsche, Oulton Park)1961:First win (Marcos-Ford, Charterhall, Scotland)1964:First year of international racing First Formula 3 race and win (Cooper, Snellerton)First Formula 2 race (Lotus, Clermont-Ferrand)First Formula 2 win (Lotus, Snetterton)First Formula 1 drive (Lotus, British Grand Prix practice)1965:First Formula 1 Grand Prix: January 1, (BRM, South Africa, placed 6th, first world championship point)First Formula 1 Grand Prix win: September 12, (BRM, Monza)1969:First Formula 1 World Championship (Matra-Ford, 6 wins, 63 points)1971:Second Formula 1 World Championship (Tyrrell-Ford, 6 wins, 62 points)1972:Awarded the Order of the British Empire1973:Third Formula 1 World Championship (Tyrrell-Ford, 5 wins, 71 points). Retired from Grand Prix racing1996:Formed Stewart Grand Prix 1997: First GP for the Stewart-Ford team1998:Second F1 season with Stewart-Ford team1999:Stewart-Ford records first Grand Prix victory and clinches fourth place in the World Championship. Appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Racing2000:Retires as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Racing. First season for the Jaguar Racing team - Executive Director2000:Elected as President of the British Racing Drivers' Club

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