Race of my life: Jackie Stewart

Race of my life: Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart's 1973 Italian Grand Prix was compromised early on, but the feisty Scot had a world championship lead to defend. Here, he recalls his charge at Monza

Italian Grand Prix, Monza, September 9 1976

"We'd had a very good season at Tyrrell and I was leading the world championship going into Monza, which was the last grand prix in Europe. I knew I could secure the title before flying away, but then one of the rear tyres began to deflate during the race...

"Although I didn't win the race it meant something to me that was more than just winning because I came from so far back to finish fourth and I broke the lap record many times in that race. I think I had a good day!

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