Jackie Ste­wart vs Emerson Fit­ti­paldi

F1 Racing (UK) - - COVER STORY -

Five ti­tles in six years marks the dominance of th­ese two hir­sute war­riors of the early 1970s. Ste­wart was al­ready a cham­pion when young Fit­ti­paldi burst onto the F1 scene with Lo­tus in 1970. Two years later, armed with the JPS 72D, Emmo be­came F1’s then-youngest champ, aged 25. The cli­max of their ri­valry fol­lowed as Ste­wart turned the ti­tle ta­bles in what was to be his fi­nal sea­son. Fif­teen wins over 27 races in 1972-73 was their even­tual tally, Ste­wart claim­ing nine vic­to­ries to Fit­ti­paldi’s eight.

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