South African Grand Prix

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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 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.

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 were in 1992 and 1993.

Winners of the South African Grand Prix[change | change source]

Multiple winners (drivers)[change | change source]

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1961, 1963, 1968, 1968
3 Austria Niki Lauda 1976, 1977, 1984
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1969, 1973
Argentina Carlos Reutemann 1974, 1981
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1985, 1992
France 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)[change | change source]

# Wins Constructor Years Won[2]
6 United Kingdom Lotus 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1978
4 Italy Ferrari 1971, 1976, 1977, 1979
United Kingdom Williams 1981, 1985, 1992, 1993
2 Italy Maserati 1934, 1939
United Kingdom Cooper 1960, 1967
United Kingdom Brabham 1970, 1983
United Kingdom Tyrrell 1973, 1975
France Renault 1980, 1982
United Kingdom 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 year[change | change source]

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

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

References[change | change source]

  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". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2006/757/. Retrieved 2006-08-23.
  3. There were two South African Grands Prix in 1960. Reference

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