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Encyclopedia > Tomas Scheckter

Tomas Scheckter is a South African racing driver currently competing in the Indy Racing League and A1 Grand Prix series. He is the son of 1979 Formula 1 World Champion Jody Scheckter. Indy Racing League Logo The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the promoter of a predominantly oval based open-wheel racing series in the United States and, more recently, Japan. ... A1 Grand Prix is an international racing series being held during the Northern Hemisphere winter off-season of the FIA Formula 1 grand prix series. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... Jody David Scheckter (January 29, 1950- ) is a former auto racing driver, the 1979 Formula One World Drivers Champion. ...


Tomas contested several F3000 races in 2000, finishing second at Hockenheim behind future IRL team-mate Tomas Enge. After being fired from his testing role with the Jaguar Racing Formula 1 team in in 2001 for off-track misdemeanours, he raced in the Telefonica World Series, finishing as championship runner-up. In 1985, the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile (FIA) created the Formula 3000 championship to become the final career step for drivers willing to enter the Formula One championship. ... Tomáš Enge (born September 11, 1976 in Liberec) was a Formula One driver from the Czech Republic. ... Jaguar Racing was a Formula One team that competed in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 2000 to 2004. ...


Tomas was signed to drive for Eddie Cheever's Red Bull Cheever Racing for the 2002 IRL season. He was the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the year after leading 85 laps of the race and won his first career race in his rookie season at Michigan International Speedway. In 2003 he moved to Target Ganassi Racing with mixed results, often being criticized for his inconsistency and frequency of crashing, finishing well behind title-winning team-mate Scott Dixon. Eddie McKay Cheever, Jr. ... A Thai Krating Daeng bottle Red Bull is the brand name of an Austrian carbonated soft drink. ... Indianapolis 500, 1994 The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, frequently shortened to Indianapolis 500 or Indy 500, is an American race for open-wheel automobiles held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... A target can signify: from ca. ... Scott Dixon, IRL photo Scott Ronald Dixon (born July 22, 1980) is a New Zealand racing car driver. ...


In 2004 he moved to Panther Racing to replace double champion Sam Hornish, Jr.. In 2004 and 2005 Scheckter and Panther have been the dominant Chevrolet powered team, greatly outpacing other teams powered by what most consider the weakest engine in the series. Scheckter broke through a horrendous string of bad luck, defeating Sam Hornish Jr. to win the Bombardier Learjet 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in June 2005 for his second career IRL victory. Sam Hornish, Jr. ... Chevrolet Logo Chevrolet, or Chevy, is a brand of automobile, now part of the General Motors group. ...


In mid-2005, Scheckter was announced as one of the drivers for Team South Africa in the inaugural A1 Grand Prix series. A1 Grand Prix is an international racing series being held during the Northern Hemisphere winter off-season of the FIA Formula 1 grand prix series. ...


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Tomas Scheckter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (309 words)
Tomas Scheckter is a South African racing driver currently competing in the Indy Racing League and A1 Grand Prix series.
Tomas was signed to drive for Eddie Cheever's Red Bull Cheever Racing for the 2002 IRL season.
In mid-2005, Scheckter was announced as one of the drivers for Team South Africa in the inaugural A1 Grand Prix series.
:::CARtoday.com::: - News_Headlines (928 words)
Scheckter said that Cheever did not go low enough on the oval track, causing Scheckter to stay high as he tried to lap his team-mate on lap 171 of 200.
Scheckter best results of the season include sixth place in the first race and fourth in round eight of the 15-race IRL championship in Richmond, Virginia, after running as high as second during the race.
Scheckter was unwilling to accept sole blame for not bringing the car to the garage in one piece this time, even if it meant biting the hand of the car owner who feeds him.
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