Sir Jackie Stewart has paid tribute to his older brother Jimmy following his death last week at the age of 76.

Jimmy Stewart was primarily known for his exploits in Sportscar racing but also drove in a single Formula 1 Grand Prix back in 1953, when he qualified 15th at Silverstone in an Ecurie Ecosse-entered Cooper-Bristol but spun off while running sixth in the closing stages.

It was Jimmy's involvement in racing that led JYS to become a regular visitor to the paddock and he admitted that had it not been for his brothers exploits, he may never have started out on a career that would eventually lead to three F1 titles.

"If it hadn't been for following Jimmy around to the races with my autograph book as a teenager back in the 1950s when he was a leading sportscar driver for the likes of the Ecurie Ecosse team, Jaguar and Aston Martin, I don't think I would have become so passionately involved in the sport," the 68-year old told The Guardian. "Many would have left their younger brother at home, but Jim looked after me.

"I owe him almost everything, because he selflessly showed me the way."

 

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