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Jody Scheckter (RSA) Ferrari 312T4 retired from the race on lap 49 with tyre trouble. United States Grand Prix, Rd 15, Watkins Glen, USA, 7 October 1979. BEST IMAGE
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Jody Schekter `s Racing Record
Jody Schekter
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Date of birth 29 January , 1950
Place of Birth East London, RSA
Active Years 1972 - 1980
Grand Prix Debut 1972 United States GP
World Titles 1 (1979)
Grand Prix Wins 10
Pole Positions 3
Fastest Laps 5
N0. of Podiums 33
Total career points 246 (255)
Races competed 113 (112 starts)
Jody Jody David Scheckter (born January 29, 1950) is a South African former auto racing driver, the 1979 Formula One World Drivers Champion. Scheckter was born in East London, South Africa and educated at Selborne College. He rapidly ascended to the ranks of Formula One after moving to Britain in 1970. He debuted in Formula One at Watkins Glen in 1972 with McLaren and ran as high as 3rd place before spinning and finishing 9th. Immediately becoming a name to watch, he continued his development the following year, winning the Formula 5000 championship and racing 5 times in F1. In France, he almost won in his third start in F1 before crashing into Emerson Fittipaldi. In his next start, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Scheckter was involved in a big accident which took nearly a dozen cars out of the race. Scheckter's McLaren M23 bore the number zero during the American and Canadian Grands Prix of 1973. Scheckter is one of only two F1 drivers to compete under this number, the other being Damon Hill. Tyrrell in 1974 gave him his first full-time drive in F1. Jody rewarded them with a 3rd place finish in the drivers' championship and a pair of wins in Sweden and Britain. Tyrrell introduced the most radical car in F1 history, the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34. Scheckter gave the six-wheeler its only win on Sweden's Anderstorp circuit and in his 12 races with the car, he scored points 10 times
The Formula One World Drivers' Championship (WDC) is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) to the most successful Formula One racing car driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. The Drivers' Championship was first awarded in 1950, to Nino Farina. The first driver to win multiple Championships was Albrto Ascari, in 1952 and 1953. The current Drivers' Champion is Sebastian Vettel, who won his first World Championship in 2010.
Jody Scheckter (RSA) Ferrari, second; Alan Jones (AUS) Williams, race winner; Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier, third. Formula One World Championship, Rd12, Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, Holland. 26 August 1979.
Niki Lauda (AUT) McLaren MP4 2, DNF. Monaco GP, Monte Carlo, 3 June 1984
Nelson Piquet (BRA), Brabham BT49C, retired after going off track on lap 43. Spanish Grand Prix, Rd7, Jarama, Spain, 21 June 1981. BEST IMAGE
Keke Rosberg (FIN), Fittipaldi F7, finished third. Argentine Grand Prix, Rd1, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 13 January 1980. BEST IMAGE
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Jody Scheckter (RSA) McLaren M23 , British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1974
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  Jody Scheckter (RSA), Ferrari 312T-5. Dutch Grand Prix, Rd11, Zandvoort, The Netherlands, 31 August 1980. BEST IMAGE  
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1980 Formula 1 Scuderia Ferrari 19th
1979 Formula 1 Scuderia Ferrari 1st
1978 Formula 1 Walter Wolf Racing 7th
1977 Formula 1 Walter Wolf Racing 2nd
1976 Formula 1 Elf Team Tyrrell 3rd
1975 Formula 1 Elf Team Tyrrell 7th
1974 Formula 1 Elf Team Tyrrell 3rd
1973 Formula 1 Yardley Team McLaren N/C
1972 Formula 1 Yardley Team McLaren N/C
  Jody Scheckter(RSA) Tyrrell P34, 2nd place Monaco GP, 30 May 1976  
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First Nigel Mansell (GBR) Ferrari. Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary, 13 August 1989.
Damon Hill (GBR) Jordan J198 Mugen-Honda in the pit garage. Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, 30 August 1998.
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