Alex Blignaut (30 November 1932 in Johannesburg – 15 January 2001 in Honeydew, Johannesburg) was a racing driver and motor racing team owner from South Africa.


Blignaut raced locally in South Africa for many years and made two appearances in the Formula One Rand Grand Prix under the "Team Valencia" banner, in 1963 and 1964, finishing 12th on both occasions. He also entered the 1965 South African Grand Prix, a World Championship event, but withdrew before the meeting took place.

He later turned to team ownership, setting up the "Alex Blignaut Racing Team" and entering cars in the South African Formula One Championship throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, earning many race wins. Among the drivers who competed for Blignaut were Eddie Keizan and Ian Scheckter. Keizan also drove Blignaut's Tyrrell 004 in the World Championship South African Grands Prix in 1973 and 1974.

Blignaut was later secretary of SAMRaC (South African Motor Racing Club), the club which organized the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami. He died in 2001 after an accident on his farm, when he electrocuted himself while repairing a piece of machinery.

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Career HistoryEdit

Note: Italics donate non-championship entreats only

Year Entreat Constructor WDC Pts. WDC Pos. Report
1963 Team Valencia Cooper-Climax Non-championship only
1964 Team Valencia LDS-Alfa Romeo Non-championship only
1965 Team Valencia Cooper-Climax 0 NC Report

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts Pos
1965 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 Flag of Monaco Flag of Belgium Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico 1934-1968 0 NC

Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols
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