Greatest Drivers of All Time #13: Sir Jackie Stewart

In a new series I am doing on the blog, I take a look at the greatest fifteen drivers in the history of motorsports, with some statistics and reasons as to why I selected them. Here are the previous drivers on the list:

#15 Jim Clark
#14 Dario Franchitti

Sir Jackie Stewart

Born: June 11, 1939 Milton, Scotland
Race starts: 99
Wins: 27
Poles: 17
Formula 1 Championships: 3

Being a young guy who is relatively "new" to this whole racing thing (fan for about six years), the only thing I thought about Jackie Stewart was how adorable his accent was and I wondered why the hell people called him Sir. And then I did research. And then I shut up, because this guy is an amazing driver. 99 race starts, 27 wins. Yep, for those of you not near a calculator, that's 27% wins to race starts percentage. Add that with one of the select few with three F1 titles, and there's no question Sir Jackie Stewart is one of the greatest drivers ever.

Stay tuned for #12. Let me know what you think.

-Matthew Hickey