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Scheckter to star at South African event 05 Aug 2004

(L to R): Former World Champion Jody Scheckter (RSA) shares a joke with Former Jaguar Team Boss Niki Lauda (AUT).
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 31 May 2003

Veteran Ferrari Formula One driver, Jody Scheckter has added his name to the growing list of the sport's luminaries who will be attending the Alltech South African F1x2 Charity Grand Prix.

The event will benefit the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and Unite Against Hunger charities, and will feature a 10 lap race between Minardi's fleet of eight two-seater Formula One cars. Other past and present Formula One stars scheduled to attend include Alex Wurz, Johnny Herbert, Marc Gene, Nicolas Kiesa and Ginamaria Bruni.

Schecker's appearance at the event will include a reunion with the Ferrari T4 that he used to win the 1979 Drivers' Championship. During his career in Formula One the South African ace raced in 112 Grands Prix and scored 10 victories plus 23 other podium finishes. He retired from Formula One just a year after he had taken the Drivers' title, at just 30 years of age. It was also the last year in which Ferrari won the Constructors' Championship before 1999 and the beginning of the teams’ current reign of domination.

The South African Charity Grand Prix will take place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Kyalami International Raceway near Johannesburg.