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Ian Scheckter is a former driver from South Africa, born on August 22, 1947 in East London. The older brother of Jody Scheckter, Ian drove in parts of four seasons before retiring back to South Africa.

He was due to drive in the season-ending 1977 Japanese Grand Prix, but tried to enter the country on a tourist visa, instead of a work visa. Between that and anti-apartheid feelings in Japan, he was first detained, then deported to South Africa. After returning home, he announced his retirement from F1.

Scheckter continued to race and run a racing school in South Africa for a number of years after leaving F1.

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Formula One Results[]

Year Entreat Constructor WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1974 Team Gunston Lotus-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
Hesketh Racing Hesketh-Ford Cosworth
1975 Lexington Racing Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
Frank Williams Racing Cars Williams-Ford Cosworth
1976 Lexington Racing Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report
1977 Team Rothmans International March-Ford Cosworth 0 NC Report