Paul Stewart steps down from Jaguar role

Paul Stewart will step down from his role as executive director of Jaguar Racing and concentrate on beating his recently-diagnosed cancer of the colon

Paul Stewart steps down from Jaguar role

Stewart, the son of three-time Formula 1 World Champion Jackie, was diagnosed with a treatable form of colonic cancer in April and stepped down from his then position of Chief Operating Officer for the team. He has since been undergoing chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

"Although my doctors are pleased with my progress, I will be required to make frequent visits to Minnesota over the next two years in order to complete my on-going treatment," said Stewart, "and under the circumstances I feel this will make it extremely difficult to carry out my responsibilities for the company.

"As a result, I have decided that I must resign from Jaguar Racing and have advised [Jaguar Racing chairman] Neil Ressler that I am unable to continue as an executive director of the company."

Ressler said: "I fully understand Paul's decision - he will receive all the support he needs from his friends at Jaguar Racing."

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