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.

South African Grand Prix
Prince George Circuit (1934–1966)
Kyalami (1967–1993)
Race information
Number of times held33
First held1934
Last held1993
Most wins (drivers)United Kingdom Jim Clark (4)
Most wins (constructors)United Kingdom Lotus (6)
Last race (1993)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

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

Repeat winners (drivers)Edit

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Wins Driver Years won
4   Jim Clark 1961, 1963, 1965, 1968
3   Niki Lauda 1976, 1977, 1984
2   Jackie Stewart 1969, 1973
  Carlos Reutemann 1974, 1981
  Nigel Mansell 1985, 1992
  Alain Prost 1982, 1993

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

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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

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)Edit

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Wins Manufacturer Years won[2]
8   Ford * 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981
5   Climax 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966
4   Ferrari 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979
  Renault 1980, 1982, 1992, 1993
3   Maserati 1934, 1939, 1967

* Built by Cosworth

By yearEdit

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A map of both the locations of the South African Grand Prix
Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1934   Whitney Straight Maserati 8CM 3.0L East London Report
1935 Not held
1936   Mario Massacuratti Bugatti 35B East London Report
1937   Pat Fairfield ERA-B Report
1938   Buller Meyer Riley Report
1939   Luigi Villoresi Maserati 6CM Report
1940

1959
Not held
1960[3]   Paul Frère Cooper-Climax East London Report
  Stirling Moss Porsche Report
1961   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report
1962   Graham Hill BRM East London Report
1963   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report
1964 Not held
1965   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax East London Report
1966   Mike Spence LotusClimax East London Report
1967   Pedro Rodríguez Cooper-Maserati Kyalami Report
1968   Jim Clark Lotus-Ford Report
1969   Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Report
1970   Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford Report
1971   Mario Andretti Ferrari Report
1972   Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Report
1973   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
1974   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Report
1975   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Report
1976   Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1977   Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1978   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report
1979   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
1980   René Arnoux Renault Report
1981   Carlos Reutemann Williams-Ford Report
1982   Alain Prost Renault Report
1983   Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW Report
1984   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Report
1985   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Report
1986

1991
Not held
1992   Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Kyalami Report
1993   Alain Prost Williams-Renault Report

BroadcastingEdit

United KingdomEdit

Year Network Lap-by-lap Colour commentator(s)
1993 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
Eurosport Allard Kalff John Watson
1992 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
Eurosport Allard Kalff John Watson
1985 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978 ITV Andrew Marriott
1972 BBC One Barrie Gill
1971

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. 2.0 2.1 Official Formula One website. "1950 – present race results archives". Retrieved 23 August 2006. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. There were two South African Grands Prix in 1960. Reference

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