3 Mar 2011

Jackie Stewart taken to hospital

6:23 pm on 3 March 2011

The three times world motor racing champion Jackie Stewart was taken to hospital last night after suffering chest pains on a flight from Switzerland to London.

According to his son Paul, 71 year old Stewart passed out and he was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Stewart won 27 grands prix during a Formula One career between 1965 and 1973, winning the championship in 1969, 1971 and 1973.

He also ran his own Stewart team from 1997-1999, winning one race.