Jody Scheckter

Jody Scheckter is a South African Formula One World Champion who won the Drivers Title with Ferrari in 1979.  He was nicknamed “Sideways Scheckter” and “Baby Bear”. Jody won 10 Formula 1 Grands Prix and claimed 3 pole positions during his F1 career. He is the first and only South African racing driver to have won a Formula One Grand Prix, as well as the World Championship. He is a double winner of the Monaco Grand Prix and the Swedish Grand Prix. Today he owns and runs Laverstoke Park Farm, an biodynamic and organic farm in Hampshire, England.

During an interview with Beyond The Grid – The F1® Podcast released on 19 June 2019, Jody Scheckter talked about how he was unfazed by Emerson Fittipaldi raging at him after their collision in the 1973 French Grand Prix and also by the fallout from the infamous multiple pile up he caused at the 1973 British Grand Prix. He also recounted being first on the scene of François Cévert’s horrific fatal accident during Saturday morning qualifying for the 1973 United States Grand Prix.

Jody Scheckter's F1 Wins
Win NumberGrand PrixCircuitDateRoundNo.TeamChassisTyreGridWinning MarginRace TimeSpeedDistance
11974 Swedish Grand PrixScandinavian Raceway9 June 19747/153Tyrrell Ford007Goodyear20.3801:58:31.391162.722321.44
21974 British Grand PrixBrands Hatch Circuit20 July 197410/153Tyrrell Ford007Goodyear315.3001:43:02.200186.300319.857
31975 South African Grand PrixKyalami Grand Prix Circuit1 March 19753/143Tyrrell Ford007Goodyear33.7401:43:16.900185.960320.112
41976 Swedish Grand PrixScandinavian Raceway13 June 19767/163Tyrrell FordP34Goodyear119.7661:46:53.729162.380289.296
51977 Argentine Grand PrixAutódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez9 January 19771/1720Wolf FordWR1Goodyear1143.2401:40:11.190189.440316.315
61977 Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monaco22 May 19776/1720Wolf FordWR1Goodyear20.0901:57:52.770128.120251.712
71977 Canadian Grand PrixMosport International Raceway9 October 197716/1720Wolf FordWR1Goodyear96.7701:40:00.000189.940316.56
81979 Belgian Grand PrixCircuit Zolder13 May 19796/1511Ferrari312T4Michelin715.3601:39:59.530179.020298.34
91979 Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monaco27 May 19797/1511Ferrari312T4Michelin10.4401:55:22.480130.900251.712
101979 Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza9 September 197913/1511Ferrari312T4Michelin30.4601:22:00.220212.190290.000