Rolex devotee and three-time FIA Formula One Driver’s World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first ever Grand Prix de Monaco victory at the Circuit de Monaco in 1966, while racing for British Racing Motors in the BRM P261. The legendary driver would go on to to become the Formula One Driver’s World Champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973, winning 27 of his 99 F1 Grand Prix races. His success would allow him to become an emblematic figure in motorsport.
During his strings of wins in the late 60’s, Rolex forged an esteemed relationship with Sir Jackie Stewart. His passion and racing expertise makes him a natural fit with the watch brand. Rolex has served as the global partner and official timepiece of Formula One since 2013, sponsoring leading sports series and individuals has become a vital part of the brand’s values.
“I am delighted to be celebrating 50 years since my first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco victory – it was one of the greatest moments in my racing career,” says Stewart. “It is every racing driver’s dream to not only race here, but to win the prestigious Grand Prix and I am incredibly proud to have achieved it three times.”
Rolex SA Communication and Image Director Arnaud Boetsch said of the occasion. “Sir Jackie Stewart has been a part of the Rolex family for almost fifty years and we are delighted to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first ever Grand Prix de Monaco victory with him this weekend. To win the race once is an achievement, but to win it three times demonstrates the ultimate skill and precision of a world-class Champion, and we are incredibly proud to have forged an esteemed relationship with one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.”
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