Ian Stewart (racing driver)
|Born||Ian Macpherson M. Stewart
15 July 1929
Stewart was regarded by Jim Clark as a highly-strung individual who “at the wheel was as relaxed as anyone”. His only appearance in a World Championship Grand Prix came at the 1953 RAC British Grand Prix, in which - due to ignition failure - he failed to finish in his Ecurie Ecosse-entered Connaught-Lea Francis A. Stewart's main competition was done as one of the Jaguar racing Ecurie Ecosse team.
Stewart made a name for himself racing a Jaguar XK120 in British national events, winning 23 races in just three seasons, including the Jersey International and the Wakefield Trophy. During this period, he was one of three drivers whose talents were secured by Ecurie Ecosse for the team’s debut race at Charterhall, which resulted in a second place for Stewart. It was with the Merchiston team that Stewart won most of his races. This success led to some works outings for the Jaguar marque at Le Mans.
During the 1954 Les 24 Heures du Mans, in Stewart’s first international race which he was not in a Jaguar, he rolled his Aston Martin DB3S on the fast stretch between Arnage and White Horse corners. The car was completely written off. As for Stewart, he sustained serious arm injuries and retired from the sport as a result. Stewart had already reduced his racing to tend to his family’s agricultural business in Perth and Kinross.
|1951||Scottish Grand Prix ||3rd||Jaguar XK120|
|1952||Jersey International Road Race ||1st||Ecurie Ecosse||Jaguar XK120|
|Wakefield Trophy ||1st||Ecurie Ecosse||Jaguar C-Type|
|Charterhall International ||1st||Ecurie Ecosse||Jaguar C-Type|
|1953||Charterhall International ||2nd||Ecurie Ecosse||Jaguar C-Type|
|Internationales ADAC 1000 km Rennen Weltmeistershaftslauf Nürburgring ||2nd||Ecurie Ecosse||Jaguar C-Type|
|Goodwood Nine-Hours ||3rd||W. Lyons||Jaguar XK120C|
Complete Formula One World Championship results
|1953||Ecurie Ecosse||Connaught Type A||Lea-Francis||ARG||500||NED||BEL||FRA||GBR
Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results
|1952||Jaguar Ltd.||Peter Whitehead||Jaguar C-Type||S5.0||DNF
|1953||Jaguar Cars Ltd.||Peter Whitehead||Jaguar C-Type||S5.0||297||4th||3rd|
|1954||David Brown||Graham Whitehead||Aston Martin DB3S||S3.0||65||DNF
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