Jackie Stewart wins his first Formula One race, 1965
Published: January 1, 2011
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Monza, Italy, September 12, 1965: Jackie Stewart of Scotland celebrates the first of his 27 career Formula One victories, having just taken the checkered flag in the Italian Grand Prix. Stewart, who exchanged leads with Graham Hill and Jim Clark throughout the race, led for 43 laps and ended up beating runner-up and BRM teammate Hill by 3.3 seconds. After his retirement in 1973, Stewart embarked upon a successful career as a commentator on TV racing broadcasts.