INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana May 13 – British motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart will be inducted into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, according to officials of the storied circuit.Scotland’s Stewart, who won three world titles during a glittering Formula One career spanning eight years between 1965 and 1973, was chosen by a panel of 150 electors who vote annually on the new members.
Stewart is also renowned as a leading advocate of improved safety standards, campaigning relentlessly throughout his career for better medical and emergency facilities at race circuits.
Stewart was awarded Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year honours in 1966. He was leading the Indy 500 that year when he had to drop out with a mechanical problem.
A year later Stewart had engine failure after 167 laps while running third in a race eventually won by American A.J. Foyt.
Mechanic Jim McGee will join Stewart in the Hall of Fame when the induction ceremony takes place May 26 at an Indianapolis hotel.
McGee worked on teams that captured four Indianpolis 500s.