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10 Great Moments in Jody Scheckter’s F1 Career

Today (January 29) marks the 65th birthday of Jody Scheckter, the 1979 Formula One world champion. Scheckter, Africa's only F1 title winner, represented three of the most iconic teams in the sport's history—McLaren, Tyrrell and Ferrari—in a career spanning nine seasons between 1972 and 1980. In that time, the East London-born driver made a total of 112 grand prix starts, winning 10 races and recording 33 podium finishes. After a baptism of fire in F1, Scheckter soon emerged as one of the star performers of his era and cemented his place in Ferrari's history by sealing the crown at the Prancing Horse's home race in 1979. That was just one of several high points in Scheckter's career, more of which you can read about here.Begin Sl...

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