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DECEMBER 17, 2004

Ford and Jackie Stewart

The Ford Motor Company has confirmed that it is ending its 40-year relationship with the Jackie Stewart. The relationship began in 1964 when Stewart was given his first contract to promote Ford cars and since then he has been closely associated with the company. In the 1970s Stewart won three World Championships with Ford Cosworth engines. In the 1990s he convinced Ford to fund his F1 team Stewart Grand Prix and then managed to sell the team to the Detroit company. The team became Jaguar Racing and Stewart's last role was a consulting deal to help the team with its sponsors. The relationship became somewhat strained in the middle of the season when it became clear that Stewart was planning to work with the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2005.