I'm late. Jackie Stewart hates it when people are late. He says so in his book.
It's the Thursday before the Brazilian Grand Prix, and I'm on a train heading into London to meet Sir Jackie on a bus. Not a red double-decker, you understand. I bet it's been a good few years since the three-times world champion has been on one of those.
No, this is his tour bus. Very rock n' roll. He's promoting his autobiography (read an excerpt from it in this issue), and being Sir Jackie Stewart, he's not doing it by halves. For over a week he will travel across Britain to attend book signings and functions to guarantee as many people as possible are aware he is telling his life story.
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It's a treadmill the stars with stories have to walk, and typically Stewart has taken to it with gusto. Later he'll tell me: "I bumped into [writer] Jackie Collins on her tour the other day, and then [singer] Paul Anka walked in. I haven't seen Bobby Charlton yet, but I've seen he was due in the same store."