Auto Racing: Ruler of the Road

Scotland's Jackie Stewart is something of a brooding fatalist. His elder brother Jimmy preceded him as a racing driver but retired after two serious accidents and a near-fatal collision in the 1954 Le Mans classic. In 1968 his roommate and closest friend, the incomparable Jim Clark, was killed in a crash on the Hockenheim circuit. "The loss of Jimmy was an enormous blow," says Stewart, "but it couldn't make me give up racing. Jimmy was a professional, and so am I."

And few are better. This year Stewart, 30, has replaced King James...

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