As if the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ could not get any more exciting, COTA Experiences has added another big name to their exclusive VIP hospitality: Jackie Stewart!
The Scotland native dropped out of school when he was fifteen to pursue a career in Formula One™ racing. In 1963, Stewart raced in the British Formula Three series, winning seven races in a row. His career then began internationally with his victory in Monza in 1965. He was on the BRM Formula One team at the time and stayed there for three seasons, winning two Grand Prix.
Sir Jackie began Paul Stewart Racing with his son in 1988, and then formed the Stewart Grand Prix in 1996. This was then sold in 1999, to the Ford Motor Company, and Stewart has been with Ford for 40 years now.
Not only has Sir Jackie Stewart become a racing legend on the track, but he has become one off the track as well. He has made great strides to improve the efforts to increase safety in what is considered one of the deadliest sports in the world. Through Stewart, Formula One™ drivers now have full-face helmets and seatbelts in their cars and he was a part of ensuring that a medical unit is present at all races.
In 2001, Sir Jackie Stewart was knighted after receiving the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) award in 1972. He is also the Honorary President of the Veterans of Scottish Motorsport Association, is a Patron of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame and many other foundations.
Now that Sir Jackie is no longer racing, he has starred in commercials, toured worldwide, co-hosted TV coverage, and has given speeches on Formula One™ racing and safety. Stewart is a prime example that racing does not end at the track.
How do you meet Sir Jackie Stewart?
Good question! Lucky for all those attending the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in Austin this November, Sir Jackie will be present. He will be found making an exclusive VIP appearance at COTA Experiences’ Friday Afternoon Lunch!
So what is the Friday Afternoon Lunch? It is a time that you can sit down with your friends and family and enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch, beer, wine and champagne, and participate in a question and answer session with Sir Jackie Stewart. That is an opportunity that F1® fans worldwide would dream of having!
Additionally, COTA Experiences offers VIP inclusions to make the experience that much more memorable. With this package, you not only get what I mentioned above, but you also get to sit in the front row and meet Sir Jackie personally, allowing you to get his autograph.
What Official Ticket Packages let me meet Stewart?
The Friday Afternoon Lunch is an opportunity that is available as a Concierge Extra. This means that it is an opportunity that can be added onto your Formula One™ Official Ticket Package. What makes this so great is that you do not have to select a certain package with certain seats to ensure that you meet Sir Jackie. You can simply add it on to any package you already have or are getting! View COTA Experiences Official Ticket Packages Here >>
It is no secret to any Formula 1 fan as to how great of an opportunity this is! Secure your seat to meet Sir Jackie Stewart today and make your 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix experience as memorable as possible!