Sir Jackie Stewart is recovering in hospital following a planned knee replacement operation earlier this month.
Stewart remains involved with some of the championship’s most prominent sponsors including Rolex. He intends to return to work ahead of the 2021 F1 season, which is due to begin in Melbourne next March.
The 81-year-old participated in yesterday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award ceremony from his hospital bed. The award was won by Lewis Hamilton.
In 2016 Stewart revealed his wife, Lady Helen, had been diagnosed with dementia. He subsequently founded Race Against Dementia, a charity to fund research into preventing and curing the syndrome.
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