Ever wondered what happens to F1 world champions when they hang up their race suits? Jody Scheckter – the last man to give Ferrari a world championship in 1979 before Michael Schumacher stepped in – has traded in the glamour of the pit lane for farming.
The owner of the award-winning Laverstoke Park farm and acclaimed organic expert, South Africa-born Scheckter has sealed a deal with Mercedes-Benz World to supply the experience centre’s Gullwing Restaurant with organic food from his Hampshire farm.
Jody Scheckter turns farmer
'I started Laverstoke Park Farm as I wanted to produce the best tasting, healthiest food without compromise for myself and my family,' Scheckter told CAR. 'It has taken 12 years, but now I feel we are back on the podium as the farm is now winning top awards and accolades throughout the country.
'When Mercedes-Benz World approached us about supplying The Gullwing, it gave me great pleasure to provide our produce as I have been enjoying driving Mercedes-Benz cars for almost 30 years.'
Scheckter’s menu includes chicken liver parfait, rillette of pork cheeks, pickled beetroot with pork tongue and buffalo blue cheese stuffed comice pears. We wonder if his tractor is a little quicker than his neighbour’s...