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Ian Scheckter


South African
22 August 1947 (73)


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10th (1977 Dutch Grand Prix)
16th (1976 South African Grand Prix)
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16 (80%)
1974 South African Grand Prix
1977 Canadian Grand Prix

about Ian Scheckter

Ian Scheckter (born 22 August 1947 in East London, South Africa) is a former racing driver. He participated in 20 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 30 March 1974. He scored no championship points.

The elder brother of 1979 Formula One champion Jody Scheckter and uncle of IRL racer Tomas Scheckter, his first F1 races were in the South African Grand Prix, first driving a Lotus 72 for locals Team Gunston in 1974. The following year and also in 1976, he drove a Tyrrell 007 for Lexington Racing, either side of a couple of European outings for Williams.

In domestic racing Scheckter came close to ending the run of Dave Charlton of titles in the South African National Drivers Championship in 1975, but in his two spells as a full-time competitor dominated the championship winning 49 races and equalling John Love and Charlton's tally of 6 championships.

Securing enough funds for a full season with the March works F1 team in 1977, he turned in some poor performances, aided in great part by the fact that in some races team March had up to five drivers signed, lacking resources to provide adequately for them all. This situation spelled the end of his F1 career. Scheckter's final grand prix would have been the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix but he was detained and then expelled from Japan due to only having a tourist visa in his South African passport and Japanese objections to the South African apartheid regime.

source: Wikipedia


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teams & teammates

season teammate
1974 Jacky Ickx
Ronnie Peterson
Paddy Driver
Tim Schenken
James Hunt
Team Lotus compare 1974
1975 Patrick Depailler
Jody Scheckter
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Michel Leclère
Jacques Laffite
Arturo Merzario
Tony Brise
Damien Magee
François Migault
Ian Ashley
Jo Vonlanthen
Renzo Zorzi
Lella Lombardi
Tyrrell compare 1975
1976 Patrick Depailler
Jody Scheckter
Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi
Otto Stuppacher
Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Tyrrell compare 1976
1977 Alex Ribeiro
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Brett Lunger
Boy Lunger
Brian Henton
Arturo Merzario
Patrick Nève
Bernard de Dryver
Mikko Kozarowitzky
Andy Sutcliffe
Michael Bleekemolen
March compare 1977


Alonso revealed on Tuesday that he will leave F1 at the end of the year but stopped short of calling it a retirement from grand prix racing.  The 2005 and 2006 champion, who has won 32 grands prix, was labelled a “legend” and an “F1 great” by his team boss Zak Brown in McLaren’s announcement of Alonso’s decision.  However, 1979 champion Scheckter told BBC Radio 5Live: “I ... ...

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