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Full Name: Robert James ‘Jimmy’ Stewart
Nationality: British
Born: 6 March 1931, Bowling (GBR)
Died: 3 January 2008, Helensburgh (GBR)

First GP: 1953 British Grand Prix
Last GP: 1953 British Grand Prix

Entries: 1 Grands Prix: 1 Non-starts: 0
Wins: 0 Best Finish: DNF Best Grid: 15th
Fastest Laps: 0 Points: 0 Retirements: 1

Year Formula 1, Ecurie Ecosse Cooper Bristol 6cyl T20, 1 race, 0 points, Not Classified

When Jackie Stewart started out in Formula 1, the Scot was then nicknamed ‘Jimmy Stewart’s younger brother’.

The elder Stewart started off in hillclimb racing before signing for the Ecurie Ecosse team, form whom he drove a Jaguar C-Type in a host of sports car races.

He moved into Formula 2, and eventually to Formula 1 with the team, piloting a Cooper Bristol at the 1953 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. After qualifying fifteenth, he performed impressively in the race. After charging into sixth place, he spun into retirement with eleven laps to go.

Incredibly, it would be his one and only Grand Prix outing. In 1954, he crashed at Le Mans, suffering bad injuries to his arm, and then inflicted further injuries to the same arm a year later when he crashed at the Nurburgring.

The proved enough for him to hang up his helmet, and he opted instead to focus on younger brother Jackie’s burgeoning motorsport career.

Life away from the cockpit was not all a bed of roses, and Jimmy moved to the United States and turned to alcohol, and it was only the support of Jackie that saw him clean himself up and become sobre.

He died, aged 76, in 2008.

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