The Goodwood Revival event paid tribute to three-time F1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart as the Scot returned to a venue that proved instrumental in his early career.

The stature of the motorsport luminaries, such as Sir Stirling Moss and John Surtees, present as 24 cars from Stewart's career lined up on the grid, was testament to the regard in which the veteran is held, while Lord March recalled how his grandfather, Freddie - the ninth Duke of Richmond - had pointed out a young Jackie Stewart to him as a future world champion.

JYS himself led the parade away in Tyrrell 006, the Cosworth Ford-engined car in which he secured his 1973 F1 title. Surtees 'gave chase' in an ex-Team Surtees Lola T70 similar that which Sir Jackie had driven for him in 1965, and the variety that followed indicated the Scot's versatility and the way in which grand prix drivers of the 1960s and 1970s would compete in more than one race at an international event.

Notable was the Cooper-BMC F3 machine - driven on this occasion by his son Mark - in which Sir Jackie first proved himself during a test session at Goodwood in 1964. The Sussex venue was a significant circuit during Stewart's early career for he was to become joint-lap record holder with his fellow Scot, Jim Clark, in 1965.

"The Goodwood Revival' is one of the great events of the year and it's a great honour to have this kind of celebration put together by Lord March," Sir Jackie Stewart said, "It was at Goodwood where I first drove a single-seater 50 years ago, and it changed my career."

Multiple grand prix winner Mark Webber was among the other drivers to honour Stewart, piloting the Matra-Cosworth MS80 in which JYS had won his first F1 title in 1969. Richard Attwood, Le Mans winner in 1970, was at the wheel of a BRM similar to that with which Stewart took his first F1 win, while out on track was also the Lola-Ford with which the Scot led the Indy 500 as a rookie. Ken Tyrrell, who was so significant in Sir Jackie Stewart's career, was also remembered as grandson Adam drove the first of the family's F1 creations.



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