Paul Stewart Resigns from Jaguar Racing

Paul Stewart, who is being treated for cancer, resigned as executive director of the Jaguar Racing Formula One team on Monday.

Paul Stewart Resigns from Jaguar Racing

Paul Stewart, who is being treated for cancer, resigned as executive director of the Jaguar Racing Formula One team on Monday.

Stewart, the 35-year-old son of triple World Champion Jackie, was diagnosed with treatable cancer of the colon in April and immediately relinquished his post as chief operating officer of the Milton Keynes-based team.

Since April, Stewart has undergone chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, but he requires two further years of treatment and has therefore decided to leave Jaguar Racing completely.

"Although my doctors are pleased with my progress I will be required to make frequent visits over the next two years to Minnesota in order to complete my treatment," said Stewart.

"Under the circumstances I feel this will make it very difficult to carry out my responsibilities for the company."

Stewart established his own racing team in 1988 and eight years later he and his father created Stewart Grand Prix.

The team were rebranded Jaguar Racing for the 2000 season.

Jaguar Racing chairman Neil Ressler said he fully understood Stewart's decision. "He will receive all the support he needs from his friends at Jaguar Racing."

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