South African Grand Prix

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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 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 held in 1992 and 1993.

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

Repeat winners (drivers)[change | change source]

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Wins Driver Years won
4 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1961, 1963, 1965, 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

Repeat winners (constructors)[change | change source]

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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

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)[change | change source]

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

* Built by Cosworth

By year[change | change source]

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

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

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

Broadcasting[change | change source]

United Kingdom[change | change source]

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

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. 2.0 2.1 Official Formula One website. "1950 – present race results archives". Retrieved 23 August 2006.
  3. There were two South African Grands Prix in 1960. Reference

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