South African sporting legend Jody Scheckter has joined a long list of F1 drivers who have confirmed that they will attend the Altech South African F1x2 Charity Grand Prix at Kyalami this weekend.

South African sporting legend Jody Scheckter has joined a long list of F1 drivers who have confirmed that they will attend the Altech South African F1x2 Charity Grand Prix at Kyalami this weekend.

Significantly, Schekter will be reunited with the Ferrari in which he won the F1 drivers’ championship in 1979. Scheckter scored three victories, three second-placed finishes and six more top-six finishes in the Ferrari T4, with its horizontally opposed 12-cylinder engine and highly distinctive bodywork.

Scheckter’s world title marked the apex of a nine-year F1 career that included stints with McLaren, Tyrrell, Wolf and Ferrari.

The season-long battle with team mate Gilles Villeneuve in 1979 ensured that Ferrari won that year’s constructors championship.

Scheckter joins Alex Wurz, Johnny Herbert, Marc Gene, Nicolas Kiesa, Gianmaria Bruni, Bas Leinders and Alan van der Merwe at the event, which will raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Unite Against Hunger.

The highlight of the event is on Monday, August 9 when Minardi's fleet of eight two-seater Formula One cars participate in back-to-back 10-lap races.