South African Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

The South African Grand Prix was first run as a Grand Prix motor racing handicap race in 1934 at the Prince George Circuit at East London, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South African Grand Prix
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
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Track information
Laps 72
Circuit length 4.261 km
Race length 306.792 km
Lap record (qualifying) 1:15.486 (1992)
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
United Kingdom Williams-Renault
Lap record (race) 1:17.578 (1992)
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell
United Kingdom Williams-Renault

The races were stopped because of World War II. It was started again in 1962 as part of the Formula One circuit. It was a popular F1 event. It was stopped again after the 1985 race. Some nations began boycotting (not participating) South African events because of racial segregation policy of apartheid.[1]

After apartheid was ended in 1991, there were two more races held in 1992 and 1993.

WinnersEdit

Multiple winners (drivers)Edit

Wins Driver Years won
3   Jim Clark 1963, 1965, 1968
  Niki Lauda 1976, 1977, 1984
2   Jackie Stewart 1969, 1973
  Alain Prost 1982, 1993
  Nigel Mansell 1985, 1992

Multiple winners (constructors)Edit

Wins Constructor Years won
4   Lotus 1963, 1965, 1968, 1978
  Ferrari 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979
3   Brabham 1970, 1974, 1983
  Williams 1985, 1992, 1993
2   McLaren 1972, 1984
  Tyrrell 1973, 1975
  Renault 1980, 1982

By yearEdit

Year Race title Driver Constructor Track
1962 South African Grand Prix   Graham Hill   BRM Prince George Circuit
1963 South African Grand Prix   Jim Clark   Lotus-Climax Prince George Circuit
1964 Not held
1965 South African Grand Prix   Jim Clark   Lotus-Climax Prince George Circuit
1966 Not held
1967 South African Grand Prix   Pedro Rodriguez   Cooper-Maserati Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1968 South African Grand Prix   Jim Clark   Lotus-Ford Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1969 South African Grand Prix   Jackie Stewart   Matra-Ford Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1970 South African Grand Prix   Jack Brabham   Brabham-Ford Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1971 South African Grand Prix   Mario Andretti   Ferrari Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1972 South African Grand Prix   Denny Hulme   McLaren-Ford Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1973 South African Grand Prix   Jackie Stewart   Tyrrell-Ford Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1974 Lucky Strike South African Grand Prix   Carlos Reutemann   Brabham-Ford Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1975 Lucky Strike South African Grand Prix   Jody Scheckter   Tyrrell-Ford Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1976 South African Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Ferrari Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1977 South African Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   Ferrari Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1978 Citizen & Asseng South African Grand Prix   Ronnie Peterson   Lotus-Ford Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1979 Simba South African Grand Prix   Gilles Villeneuve   Ferrari Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1980 Nashua South African Grand Prix   René Arnoux   Renault Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1981 Not held
1982 South African Grand Prix   Alain Prost   Renault Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1983 Southern Sun Hotels South African Grand Prix   Riccardo Patrese   Brabham-BMW Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1984 National Panasonic South African Grand Prix   Niki Lauda   McLaren-TAG Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1985 Southern Sun Hotels South African Grand Prix   Nigel Mansell   Williams-Honda Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1986
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1991
Not held
1992 Yellow Pages South African Grand Prix   Nigel Mansell   Williams-Renault Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
1993 Panasonic South African Grand Prix   Alain Prost   Williams-Renault Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
  1. AUTO RACING; [3 STAR Edition] Compiled from wire reports by Ken Paskman. Orlando Sentinel. Orlando, Fla.: Oct 24, 1985. pg. B.2