The 2nd Cape Grand Prix was an auto race, run to South African Formula One-style rules, held on 2 January 1962 at Killarney Motor Racing Complex, Cape Town, South Africa. The race was run over 60 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Trevor Taylor, in his Lotus 21. The race was dominated by Taylor and Jim Clark, and they swapped the lead several times during the race, after Jo Bonnier had led for the first three laps. After Clark spun, Taylor was able to keep the lead for the last ten laps to take the victory.


The full results for the 1962 Cape Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1:34:50.0 2
2 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax +0.6s 1
3 5 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche Engineering System Porsche +6.6s 3
4 6 United States Masten Gregory UDT Laystall Racing Team BRP-BRM +38.6s 4
5 8 South Africa Tony Maggs Yeoman Credit Racing Team Lotus-Climax +42.0s 6
6 4 West Germany Edgar Barth Porsche Engineering System Porsche 59 laps 5
7 3 South Africa Syd van der Vyver Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Alfa Romeo 58 laps 8
8 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Scuderia Alfa Heron-Alfa Romeo 58 laps 9
9 21 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love A.H. Pillman LDS-Porsche 58 laps 6
10 16 South Africa Helmut Menzler Ecurie Wolman Lotus-Borgward 57 laps 11
11 22 South Africa Bob van Niekerk Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 56 laps 12
12 20 South Africa Fanie Viljoen G.E. Mennie LDS-Climax 55 laps 13
13 24 South Africa Bernard Podmore Bernard Podmore Lotus-Ford 54 laps 16
14 10 South Africa Neville Lederle Neville Lederle Lotus-Ford 48 laps 15
Ret 19 South Africa Bill Jennings Bill Jennings Jennings-Porsche Valve gear 19
Ret 23 South Africa Adrian Pheiffer Adrian Pheiffer Cooper-Alfa Romeo Stub axle 10
Ret 18 South Africa Clive Trundell Clive Trundell Cooper-Climax Engine 17
Ret 25 South Africa John Guthrie Ecurie Rhodes Cooper-Alfa Romeo Engine 18
Ret 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo Engine 14
EX 17 South Africa Vic Proctor Vic Proctor Vic-Alfa Romeo
WD 9 South Africa Bruce Johnstone Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax Damaged
WD 11 South Africa Doug Serrurier Scuderia Alfa LDS-Alfa Romeo
WD 12 South Africa Doug Serrurier Scuderia Lupini Cooper-Maserati
WD 14 South Africa Don Philp Don Philp Quodra-Climax Not ready
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