Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart announced on Sunday that he’ll be ending his 45-year partnership with IMG and will be moving to Just Marketing International (JMI).
Our response: OMG!
Stewart, who owns three Formula One world titles, spoke about the decision to Reuters:
I am joining JMI. I’ve been with IMG since 1968. Mark (McCormack) signed me up and they’ve done very well for me over the years but they are not in Formula One and haven’t been in Formula One now for a good long time.
The money that Jackie Stewart can deliver is in Formula One or associated with Formula One.
I am much more interested in the business side than I am on the motor racing side. So it makes sense, at this time, with the connections I have and the access I have, to be with a company that also has that same access.
Niki Lauda, another three-time world champion, will also be joining JMI.