Scuderia Ferrari
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Gilles Villeneuve
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Formula One
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Tyrrell Racing
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South African Grand Prix
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Swedish Grand Prix
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Jody Scheckter

Knowledge Identifier: +Jody_Scheckter


Jody Scheckter

South African former auto racing driver, the Formula One World Drivers Champion add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1950.

Countries: (45%), South Africa (10%), France (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Scuderia Ferrari, Gilles Villeneuve, Formula One

Linked to: Cosworth, McLaren




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Jody Scheckter was born in 1950 add something


He rapidly ascended to the ranks of Formula One after moving to Britain in 1970 add something


Tyrrell Racing - Despite this, the team remained a force throughout the 1970s, winning races with Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler


His Formula 1 debut occurred at Watkins Glen in 1972 with McLaren where he ran as high as third place before spinning and finishing ninth add something


Scheckter's McLaren M23 bore the number zero during the Canadian and American Grands Prix of 1973 add something


Damon Hill - As the junior partner to Prost, Hill took '0', the second man in Formula One history to do so, after Jody Scheckter in 1973


During the practice for the American event at the Watkins Glen circuit, Frenchman Fran├žois Cevert, who was to be Scheckter's Tyrrell teammate for 1974 was killed in an appalling accident at the fast uphill Esses corners add something


Tyrrell in 1974 gave him his first full-time drive in F1 add something


Swedish Grand Prix - In 1974 the Swedish Grand Prix was totally dominated by the two Tyrrell-Cosworth 007s of Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler


South African Grand Prix - The only South African driver to win the South African Grand Prix was Jody Scheckter in 1975


Scheckter left for Walter Wolf's new team in 1977 and Scheckter gave the team a win in its maiden race add something


A seventh-place finish with the team in 1978 followed and he left the team after the season to join Ferrari to partner Gilles Villeneuve in the team's ground effect 312T4 car add something


Critics felt he would not get along well with management at Ferrari, but he far surpassed expectations and helped give F1's most recognisable team another constructors' championship, while Scheckter's consistent finishes, with three wins among them, gave him the drivers' championship in 1979 add something


Belgian Grand Prix - In 1979, Jody Scheckter won the race in his Ferrari, and in 1980 Didier Pironi became a first time winner in his Ligier


Gilles Villeneuve - In 1979, he finished second by four points in the championship to teammate Jody Scheckter


Gilles Villeneuve - Villeneuve was joined by Jody Scheckter in 1979 after Carlos Reutemann moved to Lotus


However, he struggled very badly in his 1980 title defence, even failing to qualify for one race add something


In 1981, Scheckter won the World Superstars competition in Key Biscayne, Florida add something


In 1983 he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame add something


In 2004 Scheckter was reunited with his championship-winning Ferrari at the South African two-seater F1x2 Charity Grand Prix at Kyalami in South Africa add something


As an organic farming expert, Scheckter was featured in 2005 on the Visionhealth DVD and TV documentaries "Asthma: An Integrated Approach", "Arthritis: An Integrated Approach" and "Diabetes: An Integrated Approach" add something


In December 2009, Scheckter announced his intention to produce a biodynamic sparkling wine by 2012 add something


On 20 November 2011, he appeared on the "Countryfile" television show to make a case for organic food add something


In 2015 the farm was the setting for ITV Sugar Free Farm where a group of TV Celeb go sugar free for 2 week whilst working on the farm add something