Racing legend to be reunited with grand prix winning car

Sir Jackie Stewart
Sir Jackie Stewart

Formula 1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart will be reunited with his 1969 British Grand Prix winning car to celebrate Silverstone’s 50th birthday.

The Butlers Cross resident and three-time world champion will join a special commemorative parade across the four-day event at the circuit in July.

Stewart’s Matra MS80, which was originally run by Ken Tyrrell’s Matra International team, was one of the first F1 cars to be designed with wings for downforce.

Sir Jackie said: “Britain should be very proud that the very beginning of Formula One was at Silverstone and that we will be celebrating its 50th Grand Prix in July.

“Silverstone, at that time, was one of the fastest racetracks in the world and I am extremely proud that my name is down as a winner of the British Grand Prix, as to win your home Grand Prix has special meaning.”