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Jackie Stewart


1939 Born June 11 in Dumbartonshire, Scotland
1953 Begins competition shooting
1954 Leaves school to work in family gas station
mid-1950s First drives Auston 16; brother Jimmy is injured in crash and retires from racing
1959-62 Wins British, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and English trap shooting championships
1960 Fails to make the British Olympic shooting team
1962 Drives first race at Charterhall
1962 Marries wife Helen
1963 Drives for Scottish Ecurie Ecosse team in a Cooper-Monaco sportscar
1964 Drives the British Formula Three championship in a Cooper-BMC
1964 Turns down prestigious Lotus F1 team position, signs with BRM
1964 Drives as guest for Lotus in the Rand Grand Prix
1965 Debuts with BRM and earns sixth place in South African Grand Prix
1965 Wins Italian Grand Prix at Monza
1966 Crashes during Belgian Grand Prix, becomes a champion of F1 safety reform
1967 Leaves BRM for new Tyrell team
1968 Loses F1 World Championship to Graham Hill
1969 Wins first F1 World Championship
1971 Wins F1 World Championship
1973 Wins F1 World Championship, retires with record twenty-seven Grand Prix wins
1973 Joins ABC Wide World of Sports; signs with Ford as engineering consultant
1997 Launches Stewart Racing team with son Paul
2001 Is knighted by the Queen of England

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