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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 to celebrate the career of Sir Jackie Stewart

10 April 2019

After this Stewart campaigned, against strong opposition, to ensure that safety measures were improved, including boycotts of races at Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring and Zandvoort. Stewart's safety crusade helped make safety measures such as pit crash barriers, seatbelts and full-face crash helmets mandatory.

His contribution towards saving lives is immeasurable.

Stewart said: “The gathering of the very best road, race and rally cars in the world makes the Festival of Speed one of the great events in our country. This year, I am very proud that The Duke of Richmond has chosen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my first British Grand Prix win at Silverstone in 1969 and, in the same year, my winning the World Championship for the first time.

“This June also, almost unbelievably, celebrates my 80th birthday. Goodwood has assembled a number of special cars from my career, and I hope to drive as many as I can over the weekend. These include the first car I ever raced, and the BRM in which I won my first Grand Prix.”

Tickets for the 2019 Festival of Speed are available from or via the Goodwood ticket office on 01243 755055.

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Source: Telegraph Motoring