DRIVERS: IAN SCHECKTER
Name: Ian Scheckter
Nationality: South Africa
Date of birth: August 22, 1947 - East London
The elder brother of the 1979 World Champion Jody Scheckter, whom he followed to Europe after winning the 1972 Formula Ford "Sunshine Series" and Driver to Europe award that went with it. Ian's Formula 1 debut came in the 1974 South African Grand Prix at the wheel of a Team Gunston Lotus 72 and subsequently he became a regular in his home race. He had a couple of races for Williams in the 1975 Swedish and Dutch Grands Prix, drove a Tyrrell 007 at Kyalami in 1976 and then had an abortive full 1977 World Championship program driving for the March team, the best result yielded being 10th in the Dutch Grand Prix.
He returned to South Africa thereafter to dominate the national Formula Atlantic series for several seasons before switching to saloon car racing with a BMW 535i.