Jody Scheckter

Formula One Legend

South African Formula 1 driver and sports speaker Jody Scheckter began his career in the early 1970’s driving for McLaren; demonstrating his abilities early on Scheckter quickly became the young driver to watch for the 1972-73 season.

Scheckter spent the majority of his career driving with McLaren and Tyrell, however after driving a six-wheeled Tyrell P34, and giving the vehicle its first win in F1 history, Scheckter moved first to Walter Wolff’s team and then onto Ferrari driving the 312T4. Surpassing the predictions of pundits and critics, Scheckter secured the constructor’s championship for the team and the 1979 driver’s championship for himself.

Achieving international success during his driving career Jody Scheckter became a highly recognisable public figure; retiring in 1980 Scheckter has gone on to enjoy a varied career as a motorsports speaker and established himself as a businessman and organic farmer.

With a selection of eclectic interests Jody Scheckter is unlike most motorsports speakers; immediately after retiring from racing Scheckter founded a company whose purpose was to properly train and prepare members of the military and police forces to use firearms. Following the sale of this venture Scheckter helped his sons, Tomas and Toby, to develop their own racing skills and, drawing upon his own knowledge of racing and new found ability to help develop others, began working as a motorsports speaker.

Alongside his work as a sports speaker Jody Scheckter has developed a keen understanding of the burgeoning and progressive biodynamic’ s industry and organic farming, Scheckter now owns a successful farm in the South of England. Further developing the skills required to work as a motorsports speaker Scheckter has appeared on and featured in a number of documentaries that focus on the benefits and rising popularity of organic farming.

To book Jody Scheckter as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Jody is known to cover the following topics:

  • Motorsports Industry
  • Sporting Success
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Dealing With Pressure