Autosport international to honour Sir Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart, the three-time Formula One champion, is going to be headlining the celebrity lineup for the motorsport show, Motorsport International, which is going to be taking place in Birmingham early next year.

The event is taking place on the 12th and 13th of January, and Jackie Stewart is going to be appearing at both days. He’s going to talk about his career in motor racing, as well is talk about the Mechanics Charitable Trust.

Winning three World Championships from nine years in Formula One, Stewart is undoubtedly one of the legends of the sport. During his career the ‘Flying Scot’ took a then-record 27 race wins and 17 pole positions from 99 starts, before retiring at the end of the 1973 season.

Stewart has also been pivotal in developing the sport’s safety infrastructure. The initiatives introduced and developed through his work with the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association have also dramatically altered the nature of the sport for the better.

Additionally, Jackie is the Founder and Chairman of the Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust, which provides financial support and medical assistance to former Grand Prix mechanics in need. As well as his charitable work, he is also an established and well respected businessman.

“Motorsport has been a part of my life for over 50 years and I am amazed at the progress the sport has made during this time,” said Sir Jackie Stewart. “Autosport International is always an enjoyable day out. I am looking forward to being part of the show and sharing the fantastic work of the Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust, as well as seeing and hopefully inspiring the next generation of British racing talent.”

“As a driver, team owner and safety advocate, Sir Jackie Stewart has made an incredible contribution to world motorsport over the past five decades,” said Gavin Brown, Managing Director. “It will be an honour to have Sir Jackie at Autosport International as we, and visitors to the show, recognise his unrivalled achievements.”

Sir Jackie Stewart joins two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Allan McNish and BBC Formula One anchor Jake Humphrey as stars already confirmed for Autosport International 2013.

Tickets for the show are on sale now. Adult tickets are available from £31 and children’s tickets available from £20. For more information call 0844 581 1420 or visit www.autosportinternational.com.