Stewart wins vote of confidence

The British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) met at Silverstone on Thursday and members voted that Sir Jackie Stewart should remain as president. Former chairman Ray Bellm departed the BRDC earlier this year following a dispute over the contract for...

The British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) met at Silverstone on Thursday and members voted that Sir Jackie Stewart should remain as president. Former chairman Ray Bellm departed the BRDC earlier this year following a dispute over the contract for the British Grand Prix and apparently mounted a campaign against Stewart.

Bellm signed a deal to extend Silverstone's contract to host the British GP but Stewart claimed the deal had been done without consulting the BRDC. Bellm was voted out and has since been allegedly trying to oust Stewart. However, the Club has now backed Stewart to retain the presidential position.

In a statement from the BRDC, Stuart Rolt, Chairman of the Board said: "The Members have followed the Board's recommendation to support Sir Jackie. We now hope that the recent period of disruption and damaging PR for the Club will come to an end and that all Members will support and respect the democratic decision making process within the Club and work together for the future of the BRDC, Silverstone and British motorsport."

Stewart commented: "My integrity was attacked by a number of Members of the Club. I have defended it and I am pleased that I received support to continue as President and a Director. We must now work to build a united Club working for the future good of Silverstone and British motorsport."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jackie Stewart , Ray Bellm