Jody Scheckter

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Jody David Scheckter (born 29 January 1950) is a South African business proprietor and former motor racing driver. He competed in Formula One from 1972 to 1980, winning the Drivers' Championship in 1979 with Ferrari. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jody Scheckter has received more than 1,090,892 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Jody Scheckter is the 40th most popular racing driver (up from 47th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from South Africa (up from 24th in 2019) and the most popular Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Jody Scheckter ranks 40 out of 888Before him are François Cevert, Stirling Moss, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Roland Ratzenberger, and Kimi Räikkönen. After him are Denny Hulme, Phil Hill, Valentino Rossi, Damon Hill, Louis Chiron, and Lorenzo Bandini.

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Among people born in 1950, Jody Scheckter ranks 38Before him are Néstor Kirchner, Jörg Haider, Jody Williams, William H. Macy, Marcheline Bertrand, and Daniel Auteuil. After him are Tsugumi Ohba, Russell Alan Hulse, Vesna Vulović, Georg Bednorz, Morgan Fairchild, and Grzegorz Lato.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Jody Scheckter ranks 21 out of 374Before him are Thabo Mbeki (1942), Paul Kruger (1825), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924), P. W. Botha (1916), and Cyril Ramaphosa (1952). After him are Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761), Sydney Brenner (1927), Michael Levitt (1947), Steve Biko (1946), Jan Smuts (1870), and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936).

Among RACING DRIVERS In South Africa

Among racing drivers born in South Africa, Jody Scheckter ranks 1After him are Ian Scheckter (1947), Tony Maggs (1937), Paddy Driver (1934), Jackie Pretorius (1934), Peter de Klerk (1935), Eddie Keizan (1944), Doug Serrurier (1920), Desiré Wilson (1953), Neville Lederle (1938), Ernie Pieterse (1938), and Luki Botha (1930).