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Ian Scheckter

Ian Scheckter. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Ian Scheckter. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Ian Scheckter, Goodwood Revival, 12th September 2015. Copyright Basil van Rooyen, 2015. Used with Permission.

Ian Scheckter, Goodwood Revival, 12th September 2015. Copyright Basil van Rooyen, 2015. Used with Permission.

Born:

22 Aug 1947
East London

Nationality:

South Africa

Grands Prix:

18 (1974-1977)

Largely retired. After selling his petrol station and motorcycle business to help fund son Jaki's ultimately stalled (at least at a higher level) career, Ian spends time playing golf and watching his son race in their homeland, but he also still keeps his racing skills honed by doing weekly track experience days by driving people round the Zwartkops circuit, near Pretoria, in a Ferrari. He also runs a automobile dealership with Jaki. Ian now lives in Johannesburg. Scheckter carried on racing in touring cars until he was involved in a crash that killed two people in 1989. Although he is the elder brother of Jody, his brother reached Formula 1 before him and thus Ian's career was somewhat in the shadow of Jody's, despite a promising career in junior formulae.

Biography last updated 19 Dec 2016