Jody Scheckter facts for kids
Jody Scheckter in 1979 at Monza
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1972 – 1980|
|Teams||McLaren, Tyrrell, Wolf, Ferrari|
|Races||113 (112 starts)|
|Career points||246 (255)|
|First race||1972 United States Grand Prix|
|First win||1974 Swedish Grand Prix|
|Last win||1979 Italian Grand Prix|
|Last race||1980 United States Grand Prix|
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.
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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Scheckter in the iconic six-wheel Tyrrell P34 at the Nürburgring in 1976
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