Jody Scheckter Interview | Beyond The Grid | Official F1 Podcast

  • Published: 19 June 2019
  • Four decades on from winning the drivers’ title, the South African reflects on the dangers of racing in the 1970s, his championship-winning year at Ferrari and his hugely successful post-F1 career as a businessman - all this and more in our latest podcast, supported by Bose.

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  • Jason peate
    Jason peate  3 weeks back

    I remember as a South African kid I was over the moon when I found out we had a South African f1 champ.
    Very proud.

    Good old south African accent

    • Annamalai Suresh babu
      Annamalai Suresh babu  4 weeks back

      We need episodes with Alonso and Hakkinen

      • Brad Sizemore
        Brad Sizemore  4 weeks back

        I do understand this is a podcast, which means "a listen along type show". And I have listened to (guessing) more than 10 shows. It is in my book one of the best podcast on You Tube. But on this podcast, I really found myself wishing for at least some still pictures. After all this is You Tube. What would have like to have seen was a current picture of Jody Schecker and a picture of the 12 or 13 cars he owns. Here's To Wishing!

        • Kybo
          Kybo  4 weeks back

          Nigel Mansell? Mika Salo? Häkkinen?

          • Toby McVinn
            Toby McVinn  4 weeks back

            So Tom is now starting these with "Heil"?

            • Ramsess Regalado
              Ramsess Regalado  4 weeks back

              Thaks teamates

              • Ramsess Regalado
                Ramsess Regalado  4 weeks back

                This is the only podcast i ever heard y se trata de pilotos redactandome

                • SPR: Single Player Racing

                  Another great interview, great job Tom, always had a lot of respect for Jody, love his attitude to the sport!

                  • boski112
                    boski112  4 weeks back

                    Amazing person, live long Mr. Jody Scheckter.

                    • josebaso 017
                      josebaso 017  4 weeks back

                      Eres Fons de Fórmula Fons?

                      • Ginger Knight
                        Ginger Knight  4 weeks back

                        Tom Clarkson is contractually obligated to set an alarm for 4AM, walk to his bedroom window and scream "BOSE!" at his neighbours

                        • Ginger Knight
                          Ginger Knight  4 weeks back

                          @Andrew Dalton I know, which means I do it sober! Fancy that!

                        • Andrew Dalton
                          Andrew Dalton  4 weeks back

                          @Ginger Knight But you write those comments on Wednesdays! ;)

                        • Ginger Knight
                          Ginger Knight  4 weeks back

                          @Andrew Dalton only on weekends

                        • Andrew Dalton
                          Andrew Dalton  4 weeks back

                          @Ginger Knight You need to smoke less weed! ;)

                        • Ginger Knight
                          Ginger Knight  4 weeks back

                          @Andrew Dalton no less repetitive than "first", "five second penalty", or "that's radillon, actually"

                      • Potjie Kos
                        Potjie Kos  4 weeks back

                        Awesome to hear a fellow South Africans F1 story. Ive always wanted to know more. Fantastic video.

                        • Daniel Marin
                          Daniel Marin  4 weeks back

                          Scheckter is South Africa ?

                          • David T
                            David T  4 weeks back

                            Grumpy. Yep. Love the story about negotiating with Enzo. Sharp guy, like most successful racing drivers. As always an excellent interview by a skilled journalist, warming up the subject as it went on. And I agree: Hamilton is by and large the most mature and masterful driver on grid at the moment. Max is his only true rival.

                            • Gonçalo Rodrigues
                              Gonçalo Rodrigues  4 weeks back


                              • MastaMS21
                                MastaMS21  4 weeks back

                                One of the best living proof motorsports drivers are way smarter than many would think. Being able to make not one but two different career after F1 is quite admirable.

                                Also a former "crash guy" who became a great speaker about security.

                                Great respect for Jody

                                • Murphy moe
                                  Murphy moe  4 weeks back

                                  Now there's a F1 driver not those kids

                                  • Max Johnson
                                    Max Johnson  4 weeks back

                                    One of my favorite champion because he recognizes the importance of healthy foods.

                                    • StunningMcC
                                      StunningMcC  4 weeks back

                                      Could we possibly do Mario or Michael Andretti? A little more Indycar crossover is great for open wheel everywhere imo

                                      • Jason Gillard
                                        Jason Gillard  4 weeks back

                                        Rory Byrne

                                        • TheCanadianBubba
                                          TheCanadianBubba  4 weeks back

                                          Another great interview !

                                          • Eben de Klerk
                                            Eben de Klerk  4 weeks back

                                            Thank you from South Africa for this chat with Jody. Were one of many of his fans back in the day at Kyalami et al. Amazing car control -even in a Renault - going sideways through the corners. A deserving world champion.

                                            • Roger Dodger
                                              Roger Dodger  4 weeks back

                                              Eben de Klerk
                                              It’s a bloody shame Desire Wilson never got a chance to race full time. If anyone had a chance to follow Jody up, it was her.

                                          • Kevin Kelly
                                            Kevin Kelly  4 weeks back

                                            Ricardo patrese

                                            • Kevin Kelly
                                              Kevin Kelly  4 weeks back

                                              Please do barricello

                                              • Blusy Guitarrist
                                                Blusy Guitarrist  4 weeks back

                                                Sheckter perfectly mentioned: the control of the car, he was brilliant.

                                                • 36hounddogg
                                                  36hounddogg  4 weeks back

                                                  Hello, I'm Jeremy Clarkson and you're listening to Beyond The Grid

                                                  • Klat Er
                                                    Klat Er  4 weeks back

                                                    Back here in South Africa we call him Sideways Schekter. Much love Jody from South Africa

                                                    • Brendan McCallion
                                                      Brendan McCallion  1 months back

                                                      Eddie Irvine pleeeeaaassseeeee

                                                      • david cox
                                                        david cox  4 weeks back

                                                        i'd second that ,would love to listen to him

                                                    • heliumtrophy
                                                      heliumtrophy  1 months back

                                                      Jody on his time in F1: Did I finish 3rd that race? I don't know, I don't remember. I did suffer a puncture and that ruined my race.
                                                      Jody, the bio-farmer - A much more animated person to talk to.

                                                      • Rainer Werner Mindbinder
                                                        Rainer Werner Mindbinder  4 weeks back

                                                        He clearly lives in the present and makes future goals. You can tell where his passions lay now.

                                                    • Max P.
                                                      Max P.  1 months back

                                                      Why do you guys in English don't pronounce Ferrari correctly? You all say something like Fur-harry , when in all other languages in the world it's very close to the italian.

                                                      • SebVettel5
                                                        SebVettel5  4 weeks back

                                                        Max P. He’s South African

                                                    • This is not my real name
                                                      This is not my real name  1 months back

                                                      Wow haven't ever heard of this story. Sounds like a cool dude ...

                                                      • Robinooohh
                                                        Robinooohh  1 months back

                                                        Would love Vettel and Adrian Newey on these

                                                        • Rainer Werner Mindbinder
                                                          Rainer Werner Mindbinder  1 months back

                                                          Scheckter is one of the most underrated world champions. This guy was as fast as anyone in the '70s.

                                                          • J VH
                                                            J VH  4 weeks back

                                                            @Richard Dale He means because some people rave about certain drivers, but others hardly get mentioned. Scheckter is one of those drivers people seem to have forgotten about, when he was actually one of the fastest drivers of the 1970s. There's no need to get so angry.

                                                          • Richard Dale
                                                            Richard Dale  4 weeks back

                                                            Everyone is fucking underrated. How's he underrated when he's a fucking world champion? Can't be more rated than that.

                                                        • Sudhir Matai
                                                          Sudhir Matai  1 months back

                                                          All this time later Jody hasn't lost his SA accent.

                                                        • Lecram Marcelo
                                                          Lecram Marcelo  1 months back

                                                          How about beyond the grid with Mika Häkkinen?

                                                          • gopnik
                                                            gopnik  1 months back

                                                            We want to hear again about when he overtook the Michael

                                                        • Lecram Marcelo
                                                          Lecram Marcelo  1 months back

                                                          How about beyond the grid with Jenson Button?

                                                          • Richard Dale
                                                            Richard Dale  4 weeks back

                                                            We are always hearing from him on sky. His story is well known

                                                        • Skies !!
                                                          Skies !!  1 months back

                                                          Yess my Rsa champ

                                                          • Gamefan56
                                                            Gamefan56  1 months back

                                                            Crazy to think his time as the reigning champion for Ferrari lasted 21 years, and yet I don't see enough people talking about Jody Scheckter these day.

                                                            • Alan Ali 10
                                                              Alan Ali 10  4 weeks back

                                                              Max P. Stfu read his comment properly I bet u failed a few exam questions because of it. Fucking Haughty.

                                                            • Max P.
                                                              Max P.  1 months back

                                                              Well reigning champion isn't exactly the term.

                                                          • خالد درعه
                                                            خالد درعه  1 months back

                                                            47 دقيقه سواليف ليه مجنون 😤😤

                                                            • CDM 02
                                                              CDM 02  1 months back

                                                              Have Timo Glock on there one day

                                                              • Zoidberg2097
                                                                Zoidberg2097  4 weeks back

                                                                CDM 02 That would be a fun comments section...

                                                            • CaptainAMAZINGGG
                                                              CaptainAMAZINGGG  1 months back

                                                              The reserve drivers is my favourite podcast tbh

                                                              • さく
                                                                さく  1 months back


                                                                • The Reserve Drivers
                                                                  The Reserve Drivers  1 months back

                                                                  If anyone from Bose is reading this, we'll happily let your sponsor our podcast...

                                                                  • Alessio Pirolo
                                                                    Alessio Pirolo  1 months back

                                                                    Mika Hakkinen please

                                                                  • nahidrahman
                                                                    nahidrahman  1 months back

                                                                    Best tasting healthiest food - that should be the brand name

                                                                    • WickedWildNWise
                                                                      WickedWildNWise  1 months back

                                                                      That was very interesting 👍

                                                                      • Domenic D
                                                                        Domenic D  1 months back

                                                                        That accent is brilliant :)

                                                                        • Duke Duke
                                                                          Duke Duke  4 weeks back

                                                                          ​@Roger Dodger no its not you clearly dont know

                                                                        • Roger Dodger
                                                                          Roger Dodger  4 weeks back

                                                                          Fireman Fred the South African english accent is a mix of posh NZ english and Dutch.

                                                                        • Fireman Fred
                                                                          Fireman Fred  1 months back

                                                                          Domenic D
                                                                          A South African accent, most peculiar English rendition....ever. Super proud of this man. His brother and nephew, brilliant racers as well. Ian Scheckter... also a a great name in F1..🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

                                                                      • Jordan Hoeben
                                                                        Jordan Hoeben  1 months back

                                                                        Now I can't wait till a South African Grand Prix comes around!

                                                                        • Cowboy Animal
                                                                          Cowboy Animal  2 weeks back

                                                                          @PartiZAn18 You're right, communism is more apt.

                                                                        • PartiZAn18
                                                                          PartiZAn18  4 weeks back

                                                                          @nick dv if you google "Kyalami" it's the second hit - forgive me I closed the tab and am not in the mood to go through the effort again. With utmost respect to you when I say this, I can't disagree with the reason why the government won't fund it; the barrier to entry is wayyy to high for the overwhelming majority of SA kids - so why give them false hope? Motorsport is a glamour sport, not a kick-around like e.g. football, cricket or rugby. It's a pity indeed since SA has historically had the talent in all sectors of motorsport (but that's as a result of funding). I was very good friends with the late Gugu Zulu, but with respect to him, he was somewhat of a journeyman (and tellingly, privately funded).

                                                                        • nick dv
                                                                          nick dv  4 weeks back

                                                                          @PartiZAn18 What date is the festival? I might still be around Joburg around that time. I guess they have somewhat of a point with the accessibility considering the costs, motorsports certainly aren't cheap, but that hardly constitutes as a good reason not to host events. And I agree completely with your thoughts on endurance racing there, Porsche certainly have the power to do a lot with it and it would do wonders to bring some interest back to motorsport in South Africa.

                                                                        • PartiZAn18
                                                                          PartiZAn18  1 months back

                                                                          @nick dv I echo your sentiments completely which is why I say F1 won't go back to Kyalami. On a political note however - the SA government has determined that motorsport is not a "sport of the people" (i.e. not accessible to the majority of the population) and it will therefore not get any funding. Be that as it may, there is a pretty good motoring festival but it's only in August. I go to Kyalami once or twice a year for the day long festivals. Now that Porsche own the track I wish they'd do some international endurance races. Regards.