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Test your knowledge: name the racing driver


TYK: Jackie Stewart

THIS COUNTRY is the most successful nation in Formula One, with 14 world championships earned by British drivers since the first season in 1950 – which, appropriately, hosted its first race at Silverstone.

There have been dozens of legendary British drivers since then but can you name the one who was talent spotted at Goodwood and went on to win three world championships?

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It’s Sir Jackie Stewart!

The story goes that in 1964, the young Scot was spotted testing a Cooper T72-BMC by Goodwood racing circuit manager Robin Mackay who was so impressed he invited Formula 3 team owner Ken Tyrrell to the track to watch. Tyrrell snapped up the young driver and within three years they were both riding high in F1. Stewart would go on to win three world titles, in 1969, 1971 and 1973. His 50 years in international motorsport are being celebrated at this year’s Goodwood Revival.