Stewart Grand Prix

Stewart Grand Prix

Stewart Grand Prix

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Stewart Grand Prix is a former Formula One constructor and racing team. The team was formed by three times Formula One champion Jackie Stewart and his son Paul Stewart in 1996. The team competed in F1, as the Ford works-supported team, for only three seasons, from 1997 to 1999. The 1999 season was by far its strongest, yielding one win (Johnny Herbert at the European Grand Prix) and one pole position (Rubens Barrichello at the French Grand Prix).

At the end of 1999, Ford bought the team outright and it was renamed Jaguar Racing. In 2004 Jaguar Racing was sold to energy drink company Red Bull and it became Red Bull Racing.

Origins

Although the new team was formed from scratch, a considerable amount of previous experience went into it. Three times world champion Jackie Stewart had both a wealth of experience in Formula One and excellent connections high up in the Ford Motor Company that helped the new team gain the works engine deal for its first season. Paul Stewart had a moderately successful driving career in Formula 3000 and lower categories and had experience in running Paul Stewart Racing, which by the time the Formula One team was created was a well established and respected outfit in Formula Three and Formula 3000.

While in late 1995, Stewart Racing (like top competitor DAMS) expressed disinterest in moving up to F1, considering short-lived entries Simtek, Pacific and Forti either had folded or looked to fold,<ref...
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