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Jul 14

the British Grand Prix

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"For a quick lap at the Nrburgring, you've probably experienced more in seven minutes...than most people have experienced in all their life in the way of fear, in the way of tension, in the way of animosity towards machinery and to a racetrack." ~ Jackie Stewart

The British Grand Prix has been won by eleven British drivers: Stirling Moss, Peter Collins, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, James Hunt, John Watson, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert, David Coulthard, and Lewis Hamilton. They have won the event 25 times between them. There have been 160 Formula One drivers from the United Kingdom, one of whom has competed in the 2018 season. The country has produced ten World Champions. Of those, Lewis Hamilton has won the most titles, with five, and Jackie Stewart three. Jackie Stewart won in 1969, 1971, and 1973. By the time of his retirement he had won 27 races, a record that would stand until finally being bettered by Alain Prost in 1987. Stewart remained highly active with the sport, running his own team and being one of the most vocal proponents for the improvement of safety standards in Formula One. 🏎️🏁🏎️

The British Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is currently held at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire in England.

 

This tartan was designed for Jackie Stewart's Formula One motor racing team.

Sir John Young "Jackie" Stewart, OBE,  is a British former Formula One racing driver from  MiltonDunbartonshireScotland, a village fifteen miles west of GlasgowScotland.  Nicknamed the "Flying Scot", he competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Drivers' Championships, and twice finishing as runner-up over those nine seasons. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport.

Outside of Formula One, he narrowly missed out on a win at his first attempt at the Indianapolis 500 in 1966, and competed in the Can-Am series in 1970 and 1971. Between 1997 and 1999, in partnership with his son, Paul, he was team principal of the Stewart Grand Prix Formula One racing team.

Stewart was also instrumental in improving the safety of motor racing, campaigning for better medical facilities and track improvements at motor racing circuits.

Stewart's racing helmet was white, with the red, green, blue, white and yellow Royal Stewart tartan surrounding the top.

n the 1971 Birthday Honours Stewart was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). In 2001 he received a knighthood. In both cases the honour was for services to motor racing.

For all of the British Grand Prix results since 1950, click Sir Jackie Stewart.