Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart : A Restless Life

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The story of JACKIE STEWART is a tale of inspiration and owe. Born in Scotland, Stewart overcame severe reading difficulties and modest roots by embarking on a life that made the most of his extraordinary eyesight reflexes and nerve to deliver three Formula One drivers' world championship crowns on the track, an unrivalled reputation as a campaigner for safety and common sense off it and a family brand name that made him as successful in business as in sport when his racing career came to an end. A fastidious perfectionist and someone who loves life to the full, Jackie Stewart has always been more than a motor racing man. He is a one-man industry, a workaholic, a charmer, a tough and demanding man who has made friends at all levels of society, including the Royal Family, but who has shown grace under pressure not least when his son Paul faced his fight with cancer. Always competing, Jackie Stewart has never resisted a challenge of a cause.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 124 x 186 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8pp b/w photographs
  • 0753509458
  • 9780753509456

About Timothy Collins

Timothy Collings is the motor racing correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and Formula One reporter for Reuters news agency. He has reported on Formula One since 1986 and his previous books include The New Villeneuve: The Life of Jacques Villeneuve (Bloomsbury), Damon Hill: My Championship Year (Little, Brown), Schumacher: The Life of the New Formula One Champion (Bloomsbury), The Piranha Club and Eddie Jordan: The Biography [both Virgin]. A Scots-born Francophile, Stuart Sykes is a BBC-trained journalist and co-author of two BBC Grand Prix books. He is a regular translator of motor racing titles and a freelance ditor. He has been media manager for Ken Tyrrell and Jackie Stewart and is the F1 consultant to the United States and Australian Grands Prix. He lives in Australia.show more

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"Very well researched, written and put together."show more

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The story of JACKIE STEWART is a tale of inspiration and owe. Born in Scotland, Stewart overcame severe reading difficulties and modest roots by embarking on a life that made the most of his extraordinary eyesight reflexes and nerve to deliver three Formula One drivers' world championship crowns on the track, an unrivalled reputation as a campaigner for safety and common sense off it and a family brand name that made him as successful in business as in sport when his racing career came to an end. A fastidious perfectionist and someone who loves life to the full, Jackie Stewart has always been more than a motor racing man. He is a one-man industry, a workaholic, a charmer, a tough and demanding man who has made friends at all levels of society, including the Royal Family, but who has shown grace under pressure not least when his son Paul faced his fight with cancer. Always competing, Jackie Stewart has never resisted a challenge of a cause.show more

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