Jody Scheckter’s Formula One career can be summarized by reference to the four teams that he drove for over the period from 1972 to 1980.  Scheckter drove for Yardley Team McLaren in the 1972 and 1973 seasons; for Elf Team Tyrrell from 1974 through 1976; for Walter Wolf Racing in 1977 and 1978; and for Scuderia Ferrari in 1979 and 1980.  Scheckter won the World Championship in 1979, driving the Ferrari 312T3 and 312T4.

Jody Scheckter’s Heuers

During the Terrell years, we see a photo of Jody Scheckter wearing a Heuer Camaro.  It is difficult to identify the specific model, but it seems to have a white dial and a stainless steel case.  Click HERE for a close-up view of this Camaro.

As a driver for Ferrari in 1979, we can assume that Scheckter received an 18 karat gold Carrera, Reference 1158, as part of the arrangement between Heuer and Ferrari.  TAG Heuer publications list Scheckter as having received one of these Carreras.

For the 1980 Formula One season, Longines replaced Heuer as a sponsor of the Ferrari team, so we see photos of Scheckter driving Ferraris with both the Heuer logo (1979) and the Longines logo (1980).


Motorsport Magazine — Jody Scheckter  racing biography