Jody Scheckter articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Gilles Villeneuve: His victories remembered 8th May 2007, 9:00

Today marks 25 years since the death of Gilles Villeneuve. Enough has been written about the sad circumstances of his death at Zolder in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. Much has also been written about the spectacular moments for which he is so fondly remembered. Villeneuve drove every race to win. It was not […]

F1 2006 Review: The strange side of ’06 12th November 2006, 19:40

Let’s take a look back at the lighter side of the F1 news from 2006. If you know all the words to “Niki Lauda hat ein Ohr”, laughed at the ITV report which slated their own Formula One coverage, groaned at the gut-wrenching awfulness of Talladega Nights, and voted for (or against) Michael Schumacher’s nomination […]

A Formula One farmer? 12th July 2006, 19:24

You don’t expect to find an interview with an ex-Formula One World Champion in the pages of the Society Guardian. But there it is, page nine, Jody Scheckter on the joys of biodynamic organic farming. Hmm. Sexy. Scheckter only did one more season of F1 following his 1979 World Drivers’ Championship for Ferrari – their […]

100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part VIII (30-21) 25th June 2006, 22:29

Numbers 30 to 21 of our top 100 F1 videos. Todays classic Formula One videos include a thrilling win by Jackie Stewart, a stunning pass by Fernando Alonso, a sensational lap with Ayrton Senna and… Taki Inoue. Read on for the eighth part of our top 100.

A1 Grand Prix vs Formula One 16th October 2005, 20:17

Last weekend for the second time in a fortnight A1GP was pitched directly against F1, giving fans a chance to draw further conclusions of the merits of the respective series. As it happened, F1 delivered a rarely spectacular race, but even so the Lausitz races were entertaining. A1GP began with a bang at Brands – […]

Points mean prizes 18th September 2005, 20:05

It is virtually assured that Fernando Alonso will be the 2005 champion – if not at Brazil then in a couple of weeks’ time. He deserves it because, while he has not been the fastest driver in the class of 2005, he has been the most consistent finisher at the front end of the field. […]

British Grand Prix 2005 Preview 3rd July 2005, 19:19

France was not quite the reputation recovery exercise that F1 might have hoped for. Alright, nothing went wrong, but the race was rigidly dull at best. We can surely hope for better at F1′s spiritual home, Silverstone. Fast, flowing, dramatic and challenging – Silverstone is one of the best circuits in modern Formula One, a […]

British Grand Prix 2005 Preview

France was not quite the reputation recovery exercise that F1 might have hoped for. Alright, nothing went wrong, but the race was rigidly dull at best. We can surely hope for better at F1′s spiritual home, Silverstone. Fast, flowing, dramatic and challenging – Silverstone is one of the best circuits in modern Formula One, a […]

The Greatest Wins: Villeneuve 13th March 2005, 19:54

Gilles Villeneuve was an extraordinary driver, one perhaps without parallel in any era of Formula One. He was outrageously demanding of his car’s capabilities to the point that he often drove them to destruction. And although his racecraft was sublime and his capacity for seemingly impossible overtaking manoeuvres was limitless, he was also scrupulously fair. […]