Ian Scheckter

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Ian Scheckter
Born (1947-08-22) 22 August 1947 (age 67)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality South Africa South African
Active years 19741977
Teams March, Williams, non-works teams
Races 20 (18 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1974 South African Grand Prix
Last race 1977 Canadian Grand Prix

Ian Scheckter (born 22 August 1947 in East London, South Africa) is a former racing driver. He participated in 20 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 30 March 1974. He scored no championship points.

The elder brother of 1979 Formula One champion Jody Scheckter and uncle of IRL racer Tomas Scheckter, his first F1 races were in the South African Grand Prix, first driving a Lotus 72 for locals Team Gunston in 1974. The following year and also in 1976, he drove a Tyrrell 007 for Lexington Racing, either side of a couple of European outings for Williams.

In domestic racing Scheckter came close to ending the run of Dave Charlton of titles in the South African National Drivers Championship in 1975, but in his two spells as a full-time competitor dominated the championship winning 49 races and equalling John Love and Charlton's tally of 6 championships.

Securing enough funds for a full season with the March works F1 team in 1977, he turned in some poor performances, aided in great part by the fact that in some races team March had up to five drivers signed, lacking resources to provide adequately for them all. This situation spelled the end of his F1 career. Scheckter's final grand prix would have been the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix but he was detained and then expelled from Japan due to only having a tourist visa in his South African passport and Japanese objections to the South African apartheid regime.[1]

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1974 Team Gunston Lotus 72E Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
13
ESP
BEL
MON
SWE
NED
FRA
GBR
GER
NC 0
Hesketh Racing Hesketh 308 Cosworth V8 AUT
DNQ
ITA
CAN
USA
1975 Lexington Racing Tyrrell 007 Cosworth V8 ARG
BRA
RSA
Ret
ESP
MON
BEL
NC 0
Frank Williams Racing Cars Williams FW04 Cosworth V8 SWE
Ret
Williams FW03 Cosworth V8 NED
12
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
ITA
USA
1976 Lexington Racing Tyrrell 007 Cosworth V8 BRA
RSA
Ret
USW
ESP
BEL
MON
SWE
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
CAN
USA
JPN
NC 0
1977 Team Rothmans International March 761B Cosworth V8 ARG
Ret
BRA
Ret
RSA
USW
ESP
11
MON
DNQ
BEL
Ret
SWE
Ret
FRA
NC
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NC 0
March 771 Cosworth V8 NED
10
ITA
Ret
USA
Ret
CAN
Ret
JPN

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawrence, Mike (1990). The Story of March. Osceola: Motorbooks International. p. 121. ISBN 0-946627-24-X. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
South African Formula Atlantic Champion
1975–1979
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Graham Duxbury
Formula South Africa Champion
1983–1984
Succeeded by
Trevor van Rooyen