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Jody David Scheckter (born January 29, 1950 in East London, South Africa) is a former racing driver who raced in Formula One, winning the World Championship with Ferrari in 1979.

Formula One CareerEdit

After moving to Britain in 1970, Scheckter quickly progressed up to F1, making his début with McLaren in the final race of the 1972 season, in which he finished ninth. He continued to drive for McLaren, albeit sparingly and without any success, in 1973.

In 1974, Scheckter was given his first full-time drive, with the Tyrrell team. After a slow start, Scheckter scored points in eight consectutive races, including two wins. With one more podium to come, Scheckter came an impressive third.

1975 was a season of ups and downs. Scheckter notched up many non-pointscoring finishes, but despite this, he managed to win a race and score two other podiums.

After a decent start to 1976, Tyrrell introduced one of F1's most iconic cars, the six wheeled P34. The car was quick and reliable, and Scheckter constantly scored points, mostly second places, and even headed a Tyrrell one-two at the Swedish Grand Prix. Scheckter came third in the championship for the second time in three years.

For 1977, Scheckter moved to the new Wolf team, which was the surpise package of the season. Scheckter was the team's only driver, and amazingly, he won the the first race of the season. Scheckter continued to finish races on the podium, and finished the season as runner-up to Niki Lauda despite Scheckter's three wins.

Unfortuanately, Wolf's 1978 car was not as good as the 1977 one, and Scheckter had a winless year, although he managed to finish on the podium four times.

Scheckter moved to Ferrari in 1979, with instant success. The car was always near the front, and very reliable. Scheckter scored three wins, like his team mate Gilles Villeneuve, and with three second places and many points finishes, Scheckter took the title by four points over his team mate.

Despite upgrading the 1979 car, the Ferrari driven by both Scheckter and Villeneuve in 1980 was awful, the team coming in tenth place in the championship. Scheckter's season was the worse of the two, only scoring two points at the United States Grand Prix West, and even failing to qualify at the penultimate race. Scheckter retired at the end of the season.

After Formula OneEdit

In 1981, Scheckter won the World Superstars Championships, defeating many top-class athletes.

He later set up a business which made products used for firearms training.

Scheckter currently runs an organic farm.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1972 United Kingdom Yardley Team McLaren McLaren-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1973 United Kingdom Yardley Team McLaren McLaren-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1974 United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 45 3rd Report
1975 United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 20 7th Report
1976 United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 49 3rd Report
1977 United Kingdom Walter Wolf Racing Wolf-Ford Cosworth 55 2nd Report
1978 United Kingdom Walter Wolf Racing Wolf-Ford Cosworth 24 7th Report
1979 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 51 (60) 1st Report
1980 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 2 19th Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Entries 114
Starts 110
Pole Positions 3
Front Row Starts 13
Race Wins 10
Podiums 33
Fastest laps 5
Points 255
Laps Raced 6035
Distance Raced 28105.985 km
Races Led 22
Laps Led 598
Distance Led 2597.443 km
Doubles 2

Race WinsEdit

Win Number Grand Prix
1 1974 Swedish Grand Prix
2 1974 British Grand Prix
3 1975 South African Grand Prix
4 1976 Swedish Grand Prix
5 1977 Argentine Grand Prix
6 1977 Monaco Grand Prix
7 1977 Canadian Grand Prix
8 1979 Belgian Grand Prix
9 1979 Monaco Grand Prix
10 1979 Italian Grand Prix

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos
1972 Flag of Argentina Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
9th
1973 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 0 NC
9th Ret Ret Ret Ret
1974 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 45 3rd
Ret 13th 8th 5th 3rd 2nd 1st 5th 4th 1st 2nd Ret 3rd Ret Ret
1975 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of Sweden Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Italy Flag of the United States 20 7th
11th Ret 1st Ret 7th 2nd 7th 16th 9th 3rd Ret 8th 8th 6th
1976 Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Spain 1945 1977 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 49 3rd
5th 4th Ret Ret 4th 2nd 1st 6th 2nd 2nd Ret 5th 5th 4th 2nd Ret
1977 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Spain 1977 1981 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Japan 55 2nd
1st Ret 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st Ret Ret Ret Ret 2nd Ret 3rd Ret 3rd 1st 10th
1978 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of Spain 1977 1981 Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Canada 24 7th
10th Ret Ret Ret 3rd Ret 4th Ret 6th Ret 2nd Ret 12th 12th 3rd 2nd
1979 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Spain 1977 1981 Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of Sweden Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 51 (60) 1st
Ret 6th 2nd 2nd 4th 1st 1st C 7th 5th 4th 4th 2nd 1st 4th Ret
1980 Flag of Argentina Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of the United States Flag of Belgium Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 2 19th
Ret Ret Ret 5th 8th Ret 12th 10th 13th 13th 9th 8th DNQ 11th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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NotesEdit


External linksEdit

V T E List of World Drivers' Champions
1950: Giuseppe Farina
1951: Juan Manuel Fangio
1952: Alberto Ascari
1953: Alberto Ascari
1954: Juan Manuel Fangio
1955: Juan Manuel Fangio
1956: Juan Manuel Fangio
1957: Juan Manuel Fangio
1958: Mike Hawthorn
1959: Jack Brabham
1960: Jack Brabham
1961: Phil Hill
1962: Graham Hill
1963: Jim Clark
1964: John Surtees
1965: Jim Clark
1966: Jack Brabham
1967: Denny Hulme
1968: Graham Hill
1969: Jackie Stewart
1970: Jochen Rindt
1971: Jackie Stewart
1972: Emerson Fittipaldi
1973: Jackie Stewart
1974: Emerson Fittipaldi
1975: Niki Lauda
1976: James Hunt
1977: Niki Lauda
1978: Mario Andretti
1979: Jody Scheckter
1980: Alan Jones
1981: Nelson Piquet
1982: Keke Rosberg
1983: Nelson Piquet
1984: Niki Lauda
1985: Alain Prost
1986: Alain Prost
1987: Nelson Piquet
1988: Ayrton Senna
1989: Alain Prost
1990: Ayrton Senna
1991: Ayrton Senna
1992: Nigel Mansell
1993: Alain Prost
1994: Michael Schumacher
1995: Michael Schumacher
1996: Damon Hill
1997: Jacques Villeneuve
1998: Mika Häkkinen
1999: Mika Häkkinen
2000: Michael Schumacher
2001: Michael Schumacher
2002: Michael Schumacher
2003: Michael Schumacher
2004: Michael Schumacher
2005: Fernando Alonso
2006: Fernando Alonso
2007: Kimi Räikkönen
2008: Lewis Hamilton
2009: Jenson Button
2010: Sebastian Vettel
2011: Sebastian Vettel
2012: Sebastian Vettel
2013: Sebastian Vettel
2014: Lewis Hamilton
2015: Lewis Hamilton
2016: Nico Rosberg
V T E List of World Drivers' Championship runners-up
1950: Juan Manuel Fangio
1951: Alberto Ascari
1952: Giuseppe Farina
1953: Juan Manuel Fangio
1954: José Froilán González
1955: Stirling Moss
1956: Stirling Moss
1957: Stirling Moss
1958: Stirling Moss
1959: Tony Brooks
1960: Bruce McLaren
1961: Wolfgang von Trips
1962: Jim Clark
1963: Graham Hill
1964: Graham Hill
1965: Graham Hill
1966: John Surtees
1967: Jack Brabham
1968: Jackie Stewart
1969: Jacky Ickx
1970: Jacky Ickx
1971: Ronnie Peterson
1972: Jackie Stewart
1973: Emerson Fittipaldi
1974: Clay Regazzoni
1975: Emerson Fittipaldi
1976: Niki Lauda
1977: Jody Scheckter
1978: Ronnie Peterson
1979: Gilles Villeneuve
1980: Nelson Piquet
1981: Carlos Reutemann
1982: Didier Pironi
1983: Alain Prost
1984: Alain Prost
1985: Michele Alboreto
1986: Nigel Mansell
1987: Nigel Mansell
1988: Alain Prost
1989: Ayrton Senna
1990: Alain Prost
1991: Nigel Mansell
1992: Riccardo Patrese
1993: Ayrton Senna
1994: Damon Hill
1995: Damon Hill
1996: Jacques Villeneuve
1997: Heinz-Harald Frentzen*
1998: Michael Schumacher
1999: Eddie Irvine
2000: Mika Häkkinen
2001: David Coulthard
2002: Rubens Barrichello
2003: Kimi Räikkönen
2004: Rubens Barrichello
2005: Kimi Räikkönen
2006: Michael Schumacher
2007: Lewis Hamilton
2008: Felipe Massa
2009: Sebastian Vettel
2010: Fernando Alonso
2011: Jenson Button
2012: Fernando Alonso
2013: Fernando Alonso
2014: Nico Rosberg
2015: Nico Rosberg
2016: Lewis Hamilton
* Michael Schumacher was disqualified from the 1997 championship.
V T E Grand Prix Drivers' Association
Chairman
Moss • Bonnier • Stewart • Scheckter • Pironi • Senna • M. Schumacher • Coulthard • R. Schumacher • De la Rosa • Heidfeld • Barrichello • Wurz
Directors
M. Schumacher • Berger • Brundle • D. Hill • Coulthard • Wurz • Trulli • Webber • R. Schumacher • Alonso • De la Rosa • Heidfeld • Massa • Vettel • Barrichello • Button • Grosjean
Affected races
1969 Belgian Grand Prix • 1970 German Grand Prix • 1982 South African Grand Prix • 1994 San Marino Grand Prix
Related
Professional Racing Drivers Assocation
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