Jackie Stewart cups
The three-time World Championship racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart took time out to talk to Fiona Bruce.
He brought with him two of his favourite trophies. Both celebrated championship wins. One celebrated a Formula 1 race win from Nurburgring in Germany. But the other was from 1960 for clay pigeon shooting prior to his driving successes.
“I think I'm the only person who's ever won a British Grand Prix in two different sports,” he explained.
“Of course I won the British Grand Prix driving racing cars a couple of times, but this is the British Grand Prix of shooting...before I was ever a racing driver, my grandfather was a game keeper.
"I was brought up with a gun and a fishing rod in my hand and I won the British Grand Prix of shooting way back in 1960...and I think again in 62."
The other trophy marks the Formula 1 win at the Nurburgring. This track is a most challenging one with 187 corners per lap, each 14.7 miles around.
“It was certainly the most lethal race track in the world. More people died there than on any other race track, so it was a great challenge. It was totally unsafe at the time" said Jackie
“If you raced for five years in Formula 1 there was a two out of three chance you were going to die".
Both trophies are unique and beyond valuation.
Did you know? Jackie Stewart was not considered a success at school and left aged 15. Jackie was diagnosed years later with severe dyslexia.
Did you know? Jackie Stewart campaigned for safety in Formula 1 and was responsible for introducing full-face helmets and seatbelts for drivers.