I Never Take Pictures of People, but I Caught a Wonderful Moment

I was wondering the paddock with my green media badge, aka The God Pass, and I saw Valtteri Bottas. As I got closer to him, Sir Jackie Stewart also approached him and warmly congratulated him on his 3rd place qualifying position, which happened moments earlier. I wish I knew what he told him, but I also don't. That… » 11/02/14 11:44pm 11/02/14 11:44pm

Sir Jackie Stewart’s First Race Car Was Cooler Than Yours

Only nine Marcos GT Xylons were built using a wooden chassis and gullwing doors, but by far the most famous is the one driven by future three time World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart at the start of his racing career. » 7/04/14 9:30am 7/04/14 9:30am

This Is The Most Successful Chassis In F1

There have been more successful designs than this easily-forgotten Tyrrell, but this individual car won more races than any other in F1 history. » 6/17/14 3:37pm 6/17/14 3:37pm

How Racing Legend Jackie Stewart Made This Fan's Dream Come True

When James W. Edge bought a white racing helmet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it wasn't for racing. His goal was to get it signed by every Indy Car driver he could find. Life made him abandon his project for 16 years, but he finally finished it on Friday thanks to the one big name he had been missing: Legendary… » 11/18/13 2:00pm 11/18/13 2:00pm

Jackie Stewart's Fellow F1 Racers Had A 67 Percent Chance Of Death

Sir Jackie Stewart never spilled a drop of blood in the name of racing, but he lost 57 friends and colleagues to the sport. A staggering number. "It was very raw, very dangerous," he says about his time in F1. "There was a two out of three chance you were going to die if you lasted a five-year period." » 11/15/13 11:17am 11/15/13 11:17am

F1 Drivers Can Apparently Explore Gynecology As A Second Career

Jackie Stewart himself answered questions from us wee Jalops today and it was amazing. Not only did we learn more about F1 behind the scenes and his thoughts about the sport today, we also learned interesting details about this great man. » 11/07/13 5:02pm 11/07/13 5:02pm

Ask Three Time F1 Champion And Racing Legend Jackie Stewart Anything

If you don't include Jackie Stewart in the conversation as one of the best F1 drivers of all time, then you aren't having that conversation. Stewart won three world championships in the 1960s and 1970s and is also one of the biggest advocates for driver safety. And now he's here to answer your questions. Fire away! » 11/07/13 2:00pm 11/07/13 2:00pm

Young McLaren talent beaten by future Danish computer scientist

McLaren may not have won the F1 constructors’ championship for 13 years, but it’s certainly not for the lack of young talent. Pictured here is a pedal car race for the children of Formula One people from 1969, and the girl in the top car, team founder Bruce McLaren’s three-year-old daughter Amanda, had serious… » 8/12/11 4:30pm 8/12/11 4:30pm

While deadly, ’60s racing looked like awesome on drugs

This is Jackie Stewart at Monza in 1966, kicking up dirt with the fat rear tires of his H16-engined BRM P83, an overweight mess of cylinders and piping, three months after the accident at Spa that changed his life and led him to begin his campaign for safety in Formula One. » 4/04/11 4:00pm 4/04/11 4:00pm

New BBC film on the blood-drenched glory years of F1

When men were men and race cars looked like cars, men and women were dying on Grand Prix weekends like flies. The early history of Formula One is a horror of burning flesh, and a new one-hour BBC documentary puts the easy nostalgia for the early days in a sad new perspective. » 3/29/11 2:30pm 3/29/11 2:30pm

How F1 started using full-face helmets

Apart from inventing an aerodynamic device and becoming the last man to win a Grand Prix in a car of his own design, what has Dan Gurney ever done for Formula One? Why, he introduced the full-face helmet in 1968. » 2/14/11 1:00pm 2/14/11 1:00pm

The mystery behind the helmet cam

Helmet cams have become a staple of modern entertainment, giving viewers a feeling of participation never before allowed in the history of moving pictures. But the history of the helmet cam has been shrouded in mystery, until now. » 2/08/11 3:00pm 2/08/11 3:00pm

What I Learned From Jackie Stewart "In A Flurry Of Feathers And Blood"

Bob Judd, a former ad executive, recalls the insight gleaned from Jackie Stewart while the racing legend showed off the '83 Thunderbird. — Ed. » 8/24/10 2:45pm 8/24/10 2:45pm

Sports Illustrated And Cars: A Look Back

Car racing once had mainstream appeal, and magazines were once capable of selling millions of copies without turning their covers into word soup. These classic Sports Illustrated covers perfectly embody that golden age. » 4/20/10 12:00pm 4/20/10 12:00pm

F1 Champ Jackie Stewart Behind Wheel Of $449K Supercar Crash?

According to one UK newspaper, the man behind the wheel of yesterday's Pagani Zonda S crash that, at $449,000 in damage, triggered one of the UK's biggest auto insurance claims, was none other than triple-F1 champ Sir Jackie Stewart. » 3/25/10 8:20am 3/25/10 8:20am

Motoring Celebrities at the Festival of Speed

Goodwood has a reputation of lowered walls between the masses and the motoring glitterati. Let’s see who among the many famous wandered into view. » 7/08/09 11:00am 7/08/09 11:00am

The 12 Brits Who've Won Their Home Grand Prix

A dozen men have walked on the Moon—and twelve Brits have won the British GP since first held in 1950 at Silverstone. Meet the men whose shoulders Jenson Button is set to stand on this Sunday. » 6/20/09 1:30pm 6/20/09 1:30pm