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The 2nd International Natal Grand Prix was a auto race, run to South African Formula One-style rules, held on 22 December 1962 at Westmead Circuit, South Africa. The field was split into two heats, with a subsequent final. The heats consisted of 11 laps each, and the final was run over 33 laps, and was won by British driver Trevor Taylor in his Lotus 25.

The event was marred by the death of Rhodesian driver Gary Hocking, who was killed in practice driving the Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus 24.



BackgroundEdit

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1962 Natal Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 25 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 25 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
3 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P57 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
4 United States Richie Ginther United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P57 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
5 South Africa Bill Scheepers South Africa Privateer Lotus 20 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
6 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking United Kingdom Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus 24 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse South Africa Privateer Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
8 South Africa John Guthrie South Africa Privateer Cooper T51 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
9 South Africa Neville Lederle South Africa Privateer Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
10 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Privateer LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
11* South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Otelle Nucci LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
12 South Africa Peter de Klerk South Africa Otelle Nucci Alfa Romeo Special Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
14 South Africa Syd van der Vyver South Africa Privateer Lotus 24 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Privateer Cooper T55 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
16 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Mike Harris Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Privateer Cooper T53 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
17 South Africa Bernard Podmore South Africa Grosvenor Motors Lotus 20 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
18 South Africa Fanie Viljoen South Africa Privateer LDS Mk1 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
19 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk South Africa Hoffmann Racing Cooper T59 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
20 Australia Ray Cresp South Africa Hoffmann Racing Cooper T59 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
21 South Africa Bob van Niekerk South Africa Equipe Judette Lotus 22 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
22 South Africa Neville Austin South Africa Privateer Cooper T45 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
24 South Africa Tony Neave South Africa A&G Conversions Cooper T52 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
25 South Africa Gene Bosman South Africa Privateer LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
26 South Africa Bruce Johnstone South Africa Privateer BRM P48/57 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
27 South Africa Bill Dunlop South Africa Privateer Cooper T45 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
28 South Africa Tony Kotze South Africa Bond Cars Assegai 1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
29 South Africa Gordon Henderson South Africa Privateer Scorpion 1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
30 South Africa Vern McWilliams South Africa Privateer Lotus 18 Borgward 1500 RS L4 1.5 D
31 South Africa Peter van Niekerk South Africa Privateer Lotus 22 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
32 South Africa Brausch Niemann South Africa Privateer Lotus 7 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
33 South Africa Errol Hammon South Africa Privateer LDS Mk1 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
34 South Africa Lionel Wilmot South Africa Privateer Lotus 20 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
35 South Africa Clive Trundell South Africa Privateer Cooper T51 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
36 South Africa Dave Charlton South Africa Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus 20 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
37 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Privateer Cooper T59 BMC L4 1.5 D
38 South Africa Eric Glasby South Africa Privateer Cooper T44 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
39 South Africa Jack Holme South Africa Privateer Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
40 South Africa Peter Bosch South Africa Windhoek Motor Club Heron 1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
  • * Serrurier would also enter with a #23 Cooper-Maserati, but his entry has been withdrawn.
  • Bosch would also enter with a #41 Cooper-Climax, but his entry has been withdrawn.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1:22.11
2 3 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 1:22.67 +0.56
3 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 1:22.79 +0.68
4 4 United States Richie Ginther BRM 1:24.06 +1.95
5 6 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking Lotus-Climax 1:25.10 +2.99
6 26 South Africa Bruce Johnstone BRM 1:25.95 +3.84
7 9 South Africa Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax 1:26.20 +4.09
8 14 South Africa Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Climax 1:26.62 +4.51
9 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Cooper-Climax 1:27.35 +5.24
10 12 South Africa Peter de Klerk Alfa Romeo 1:27.92 +5.81
11 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 1:27.96 +5.85
12 11 South Africa Doug Serrurier LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:28.89 +6.78
13 17 South Africa Bernard Podmore Lotus-Climax 1:29.27 +7.16
14 10 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:30.17 +8.06
15 18 South Africa Fanie Viljoen LDS-Climax 1:30.22 +8.11
16 21 South Africa Bob van Niekerk Lotus-Climax 1:30.35 +8.24
17 16 South Africa Mike Harris Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:31.38 +9.27
18 25 South Africa Gene Bosman LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:31.48 +9.32
19 31 South Africa Peter van Niekerk Lotus-Ford 1:32.59 +10.48
20 35 South Africa Clive Trundell Cooper-Maserati 1:33.54 +11.43
21 32 South Africa Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 1:33.65 +11.54
22 19 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:33.80 +11.69
23 29 South Africa Gordon Henderson Scorpion-Alfa Romeo 1:34.28 +12.17
24 37 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Cooper-BMC 1:34.97 +12.86
25 30 South Africa Vern McWilliams Lotus-Borgward 1:36.44 +14.33
26 39 South Africa Jack Holme Lotus-Climax 1:36.46 +14.35
27 33 South Africa Errol Hammon LDS-Ford 1:36.61 +14.50
28 36 South Africa Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford 1:36.83 +14.72
29 27 South Africa Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:37.13 +15.02
30 5 South Africa Bill Scheepers Lotus-Alfa Romeo 1:37.23 +15.12
31 20 Australia Ray Cresp Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:37.23 +15.83
32 38 South Africa Eric Glasby Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:40.30 +18.19
33 24 South Africa Tony Neave Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:45.82 +23.71

Non startersEdit

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor
DNS 6 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking United Kingdom Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax[1]
WD 8 South Africa John Guthrie South Africa John Guthrie Cooper-Alfa Romeo
WD 22 South Africa Neville Austin South Africa Neville Austin Cooper-Climax
WD 23 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Scuderia Lupini Cooper-Maserati[2]
WD 28 South Africa Tony Kotze South Africa Bond Cars Assegai-Alfa Romeo
WD 34 South Africa Lionel Wilmot South Africa Lionel Wilmot Lotus-Ford
WD 40 South Africa Peter Bosch South Africa Windhoek Motor Club Heron-Alfa Romeo
WD 41 South Africa Peter Bosch South Africa Windhoek Motor Club Cooper-Climax

ResultsEdit

Heat 1Edit

The full first heat results for the 1962 Natal Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 4 United States Richie Ginther United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM 31:56.8 2
2 26 South Africa Bruce Johnstone South Africa Bruce Johnstone BRM +53.5 3
3 14 South Africa Syd van der Vyver South Africa Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Climax +1:00.9 4
4 10 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 8
5 18 South Africa Fanie Viljoen South Africa G.E. Mennie LDS-Climax 9
6 35 South Africa Clive Trundell South Africa Clive Trundell Cooper-Maserati 10
7 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Cooper-Climax 5
8 39 South Africa Jack Holme South Africa Jack Holme Lotus-Climax 14
9 31 South Africa Peter van Niekerk South Africa Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 11
10 11 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Otelle Nucci LDS-Alfa Romeo 6
11 27 South Africa Bill Dunlop South Africa Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo 15
12 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1
13 17 South Africa Bernard Podmore South Africa Grosvenor Motors Lotus-Climax 7
14 30 South Africa Vern McWilliams South Africa Vern McWilliams Lotus-Borgward 13
Ret 32 South Africa Brausch Niemann South Africa Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 12
Ret 38 South Africa Eric Glasby South Africa Eric Glasby Cooper-Alfa Romeo 16

Heat 2Edit

The full second heat results for the 1962 Natal Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 32:19.6 2
2 3 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM +2.2 1
3 9 South Africa Neville Lederle South Africa Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax +51.0 3
4 12 South Africa Peter de Klerk South Africa Otelle Nucci Alfa Romeo +1:15.6 4
5 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse South Africa Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax +1:22.2 5
6 21 South Africa Bob van Niekerk South Africa Equipe Judette Lotus-Climax 6
7 25 South Africa Gene Bosman South Africa Gene Bosman LDS-Alfa Romeo 8
8 20 Australia Ray Cresp South Africa Hoffman Racing Team Cooper-Alfa Romeo 15
9 37 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Cooper-BMC 11
10 19 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk South Africa Hoffman Racing Team Cooper-Alfa Romeo 9
11 29 South Africa Gordon Henderson South Africa Gordon Henderson Scorpion-Alfa Romeo 10
Ret 16 South Africa Mike Harris South Africa Mike Harris Cooper-Alfa Romeo 7
Ret 33 South Africa Errol Hammon South Africa Errol Hammon LDS-Ford 12
Ret 36 South Africa Dave Charlton South Africa Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus-Ford 13
Ret 5 South Africa Bill Scheeper South Africa H. Muller Lotus-Alfa Romeo 14
Ret 21 South Africa Tony Neave South Africa A & G Conversions Cooper-Alfa Romeo 16

FinalEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 48:08.7 2
2 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax +6.1 22
3 4 United States Richie Ginther United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM +22.1 1
4 9 South Africa Neville Lederle South Africa Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax 32 laps 6
5 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse South Africa Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 32 laps 8
6 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Cooper-Climax 32 laps 13
7 12 South Africa Peter de Klerk South Africa Otelle Nucci Alfa Romeo 32 laps 7
8 10 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 31 laps 9
9 25 South Africa Gene Bosman South Africa Gene Bosman LDS-Alfa Romeo 14
10 11 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Otelle Nucci LDS-Alfa Romeo 18
11 21 South Africa Bob van Niekerk South Africa Equipe Judette Lotus-Climax 12
12 18 South Africa Fanie Viljoen South Africa G.E. Mennie LDS-Climax 10
13 35 South Africa Clive Trundell South Africa Clive Trundell Cooper-Maserati 11
14 39 South Africa Jack Holme South Africa Jack Holme Lotus-Climax 16
15 3 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM 3
16 20 Australia Ray Cresp South Africa Hoffman Racing Team Cooper-Alfa Romeo 15
Ret 37 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Cooper-BMC 19
Ret 31 South Africa Peter van Niekerk South Africa Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 17
Ret 19 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk South Africa Hoffman Racing Team Cooper-Alfa Romeo 20
Ret 27 South Africa Bill Dunlop South Africa Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo 21
Ret 26 South Africa Bruce Johnstone South Africa Bruce Johnstone BRM Oil leak 4
Ret 14 South Africa Syd van der Vyver South Africa Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Climax Accident 5

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. Fatal accident.
  2. Cooper-Maserati car #23 was withdrawn by Serrurier, who drove #11 in the race. The withdrawn car was ultimately driven by Trundell and wore #35.
V T E 1962 Formula One Season
Constructors Brabham • BRM • Cooper • Emeryson • ENB • De Tomaso • Ferrari • Gilby • LDS • Lola • Lotus • Porsche
Engines Alfa Romeo • BRM • Climax • De Tomaso • Ferrari • Maserati • OSCA • Porsche
Drivers Ashmore • Baghetti • Bandini • de Beaufort • Bianchi • Bonnier • Brabham • Burgess • Campbell-Jones • Chamberlain • Clark • Collomb • Estéfano • Ginther • Greene • Gregory • Gurney • Hall • Harris • G. Hill • P. Hill • Ireland • Johnstone • Lederle • Lewis • Lippi • Love • Maggs • Mairesse • Mayer • McLaren • Penske • Pieterse • Pon • Prinoth • R. Rodríguez • Salvadori • Schiller • Seidel • Seiffert • Serrurier • Settember • Sharp • Shelly • Siffert • Surtees • T. Taylor • Trintignant • Vaccarella • Walter
Cars Brabham BT3 • BRM P48/57 • BRM P57 • Cooper T53 • Cooper T55 • Cooper T59 • Cooper T60 • De Tomaso 801 • De Tomaso F1 • Emeryson 61 • ENB F1 • Ferrari 178 • Gilby 62 • LDS Mk 1 • Lola Mk4 • Lotus 18 • Lotus 18/21 • Lotus 21 • Lotus 24 • Lotus 25 • Porsche 718 • Porsche 787 • Porsche 804
Tyres Dunlop
Races Netherlands • Monaco • Belgium • France • Britain • Germany • Italy • United States • South Africa
Non-championship Races Cape GP • Brussels • Lombank • Lavant • Glover • Pau • Aintree 200 • International Trophy • Naples GP • 2000 Guineas • Crystal Palace • Reims GP • Solitude GP • Kannonloppet • Mediterranean GP • Denmark • Gold Cup • Mexico • Rand GP • Natal GP
See also 1961 Formula One Season • 1963 Formula One Season • Category
V T E South Africa South Africa Natal Grand Prix
Circuits Westmead Circuit (1961–1962)
Westmead
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