Racing Stewart: Birth Of A Grand Prix Team


Maurice Hamilton


The birth of a Grand Prix team does not occur every day — or every season for that matter, Formula 1 is an extremely difficult business to break into, and very few new arrivals survive beyond their first year. That’s why the racing world took note in 1997 when a new team bearing the name of race legend Jackie Stewart gained a foothold in the sport.

The team has, in fact, been in the news since 1996, when Stewart and his son, Paul, first announced their intentions. Racing Stewart tells the story of this remarkable adventure, charting in full for the first time ever, the birth of a Grand Prix challenger.

Hamilton and Nicholson were granted unparalleled access to the team from Stewart’s initial decision, giving them a behind-the-scenes look at the peaks and valleys that are an inevitable part of gaining acceptance in this ruthless sport.