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Jody Scheckter
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Jody Scheckter in 1979 at Monza
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 19721980
Teams McLaren, Tyrrell, Wolf, Ferrari
Races 113 (112 starts)
Championships 1 (1979)
Wins 10
Podiums 33
Career points 246 (255)
Pole positions 3
Fastest laps 5

Jody David Scheckter (born 29 January 1950) is a South African former auto racing driver. He is the 1979 Formula One World Drivers' Champion. Scheckter was born in East London, Eastern Cape, and educated at Selborne College.

Present

Scheckter, Jody 1976-07-10 (Ausschn)
Jody Scheckte

Scheckter now spends his time as a biodynamic farmer, having bought Laverstoke Park Farm, near Overton, Hampshire, west of London. As an organic farming expert, Scheckter was featured in 2005 on the Visionhealth DVD and TV documentaries, he also appeared on the Countryfile television show to make a case for organic food.

Laverstoke Park Farm was also featured on BBC's "Escape To the Country" where Jody showed viewers how Buffalo Mozzarella was made. In December 2009, Scheckter announced his intention to produce a biodynamic sparkling wine by 2012. In 2015 the farm was the setting for ITV's Sugar Free Farm where a group of celebrities had to go sugar free for two weeks whilst working on the farm.

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