06/03/2007, Jimmy Stewart dies ´

Jimmy Stewart was a one-time Grand Prix driver and older brother of Sir Jackie Stewart, was a very fast and fearless driver. The Scotsman contested the 1953 British Grand Prix in a Cooper-Bristol, qualifying 15th before retiring after 79 laps. His career also included spells with the Ecurie Ecosse team in sportscars, but he retired from racing in 1955 after an accident at Silverstone. Nonetheless he encouraged Jackie to pursue a racing career. Jimmy then worked in vehicle sales in the UK and America, and beat a 40-year battle with alcoholism in the late 1990s before setting up home close to where he grew up near Dumbarton in Scotland, remaining very close to Sir Jackie. Jimmy Stewart died after a short battle with ill-health.

Born: 6th of March 1931 in Bowling, Scotland;
Died: 3rd of January 2007 in Dumbarton, Scotland, aged 76.


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