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British Grand Prix: 50 Years Since Sir Jackie Stewart’s World Championship Win & His Race Today


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Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

As we gear up for the electrifying British Grand Prix weekend, we also celebrate a significant milestone: 50 years since F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart’s last World Championship win.

Today, Sir Jackie’s indomitable racing spirit is diverted towards another kind of race: the race to find a cure or treatment for dementia.

A Legacy Crafted on the Racetrack

Renowned as ‘The Flying Scot’, Stewart’s domination of the international racing scene in the late ’60s and early ’70s solidified his place in F1 history. His legacy remains an inspiration as we approach this weekend’s Grand Prix.

A New Race: Finding a Cure for Dementia

In recent years, Stewart redirected his focus towards a personal cause following his wife Helen’s dementia diagnosis. This led him to establish Race Against Dementia, a charity dedicated to pioneering dementia research with the innovation found in F1.

Steering Change with Race Against Dementia

Much like how he transformed the world of F1, Sir Jackie is determined to bring about significant change in dementia research. His aim to win this race is driven by applying the dynamic problem-solving strategies that define F1. This pursuit of change perfectly reflects the exhilarating spirit that is set to electrify the British Grand Prix this weekend.

An Unforgettable British Grand Prix

As fans across the globe gear up for the exciting British Grand Prix this weekend, let’s take a moment to honour and celebrate Sir Jackie’s monumental contributions to the sport and his relentless dedication to conquering dementia.

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