Ian Scheckter Biography: Ian Scheckter is a former racing driver. On March 30, 1974, he made his Formula One World Championship Grand Prix debut. He scored no points in the championship.
Ian Scheckter Biography
Ian Scheckter Biography: Ian Scheckter was born on 22 August 1947 in East London, South Africa. 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.
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|Date Of Birth||22 August 1947|
|Birth Place||East London, South Africa|
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.