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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 Circuit
Kyalami.svg
Race information
Laps 72
Circuit length 4.261 km
Race length 306.792 km
Number of times held 33
First held 1934
Last held 1993
Most wins (drivers) United Kingdom Jim Clark (4)
Most wins (constructors) United Kingdom Lotus (6)
Last race (1993):
Pole position France Alain Prost
United Kingdom Williams-Renault
1:15.696
Podium 1. France Alain Prost
United Kingdom Williams-Renault
1:38:45.082
2. Brazil Ayrton Senna
United Kingdom McLaren-Ford
+1:19.824
3. United Kingdom Mark Blundell
France Ligier-Renault
+ 1 lap
Fastest lap France Alain Prost
United Kingdom Williams-Renault
1:19.492

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.

Winners of the South African Grand PrixEdit

Multiple winners (drivers)Edit

# Wins Driver Years Won
4   Jim Clark 1961, 1963, 1968, 1968
3   Niki Lauda 1976, 1977, 1984
2   Jackie Stewart 1969, 1973
  Carlos Reutemann 1974, 1981
  Nigel Mansell 1985, 1992
  Alain Prost 1982, 1993

Active drivers are in bold.
Events that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.

Multiple winners (constructors)Edit

# Wins Constructor Years Won[2]
6   Lotus 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1978
4   Ferrari 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979
  Williams 1981, 1985, 1992, 1993
2   Maserati 1934, 1939
  Cooper 1960, 1967
  Brabham 1970, 1983
  Tyrrell 1973, 1975
  Renault 1980, 1982
  McLaren 1972, 1984

Active Formula One constructors are in bold.
Events that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.

By yearEdit

Year Driver Constructor Location
1993   Alain Prost Williams-Renault Kyalami
1992   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Kyalami
1991
-
1986
Not held
1985   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Kyalami
1984   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Kyalami
1983   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW Kyalami
1982   Alain Prost Renault Kyalami
1981   Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Kyalami
1980   René Arnoux Renault Kyalami
1979   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Kyalami
1978   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Kyalami
1977   Niki Lauda Ferrari Kyalami
1976   Niki Lauda Ferrari Kyalami
1975   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Kyalami
1974   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Kyalami
1973   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Kyalami
1972   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Kyalami
1971   Mario Andretti Ferrari Kyalami
1970   Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford Kyalami
1969   Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Kyalami
1968   Jim Clark Lotus-Ford Kyalami
1967   Pedro Rodriguez Cooper-Maserati Kyalami
1966   Mike Spence Lotus-Climax East London
1965   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax East London
1964 Not held
1963   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax East London
1962   Graham Hill BRM East London
1961   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax East London
1960[3]   Stirling Moss Porsche East London
  Paul Frère Cooper-Climax East London
1959
-
1940
Not held
1939   Luigi Villoresi Maserati 6CM East London
1938   Buller Meyer Riley East London
1937   Pat Fairfield ERA-B East London
1936   Mario Massacuratti Bugatti 35B East London
1935 Not held
1934   Whitney Straight Maserati 8CM 3.0L East London

Events that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.

BroadcastingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. AUTO RACING; [3 STAR Edition] Compiled from wire reports by Ken Paskman. Orlando Sentinel. Orlando, Fla.: Oct 24, 1985. pg. B.2
  2. Official Formula One website. "1950-Present race results archives". Retrieved 2006-08-23.
  3. There were two South African Grands Prix in 1960. Reference

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