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Ian Scheckter Biography, Wiki, Height, Weight, Racing Career, Dating & More

Ian Scheckter Biography: Ian Scheckter is a South African former racing driver. On March 30, 1974, he made his Formula One World Championship Grand Prix debut. He scored no points in the championship. He has participated in 20 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix in which he debuted on 30th March 1974. He has scored no championship points.

Ian Scheckter Biography

Ian Scheckter Biography: Ian Scheckter was born on 22 August 1947 in East London, South Africa. As of 2024, he is 76 years old. The older brother of 1979 Formula One champion Jody Scheckter and uncle of Indy Racing League driver Tomas Scheckter, his first F1 races were in the 1974 South African Grand Prix, driving a Lotus 72 for Team Gunston. The following year and again in 1976, he drove a Tyrrell 007 for Lexington Racing between two European appearances for Williams.

Ian Scheckter Biography

Ian Scheckter Wiki

NameIan Scheckter
Date Of Birth22 August 1947
Birth PlaceEast London, South Africa
Zodiac SignLeo
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net WorthN/A
Car CollectionN/A

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Ian Scheckter Biography

Ian Scheckter Career

In 1975, Scheckter came close to ending Dave Charlton’s dominance in the South African National Drivers Championship. Still, he dominated the championship in his two spells as a full-time competitor, winning 49 races and matching John Love and Dave Charlton’s six titles.

In 1977, after securing enough funding for an entire season with the March Works F1 team, he turned in some poor performances, which were aided in large part by the fact that, in some races, Team March had contracted up to five drivers but lacked the means to support them all adequately.

This situation put an end to his F1 career. Scheckter’s final grand prix would have been the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix, but he was detained and expelled from Japan due to his South African passport’s tourist visa and Japanese objections to the apartheid regime.

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