The South African Grand Prix was a Formula One World Championship event contested most years from the early 1960s through the early 1990s. It started as a race on a 23.4 km public roads course just west of East London in the 1930s. After World War II, the track was rebuilt as a 3.9 km semi-permanent course (still using some of the same public roads). The first Grand Prix was run here in 1962, but after the non-championship event in 1966, it was decided to move the race to a newer track at Kyalami, roughly halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria.



Wins Driver Years
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
1 United Kingdom Graham Hill 1962
United Kingdom Mike Spence 1966
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 1967
Australia Jack Brabham 1970
United States Mario Andretti 1971
New Zealand Denny Hulme 1972
South Africa Jody Scheckter 1975
Sweden Ronnie Peterson 1978
Canada Gilles Villeneuve 1979
France René Arnoux 1980
Italy Riccardo Patrese 1983


Wins Constructors Years
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

By yearEdit

Year Driver Constructor Circuit Report
1934 United States Whitney Straight Italy Maserati Prince George Report
1935 Not held
1936 Italy Mario Massacuratti France Bugatti Prince George Report
1937 United Kingdom Pat Fairfield United Kingdom ERA Report
1938 United Kingdom Buller Meyer United Kingdom Riley Report
1939 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati Report

Not held
1960[1] Belgium Paul Frère United Kingdom Cooper-Climax East London Report
United Kingdom Stirling Moss Germany Porsche Report
1961 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
1962 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM East London Report
1963 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
1964 Not held
1965 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax East London Report
1966 United Kingdom Mike Spence United Kingdom Lotus-Climax East London Report
1967 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati Kyalami Report
1968 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
1969 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart France Matra-Ford Report
1970 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Report
1971 United States Mario Andretti Italy Ferrari Report
1972 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
1973 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
1974 Argentina Carlos Reutemann United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Report
1975 South Africa Jody Scheckter United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
1976 Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari Report
1977 Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari Report
1978 Sweden Ronnie Peterson United Kingdom Lotus-Ford Report
1979 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Italy Ferrari Report
1980 France René Arnoux France Renault Report
1981 Argentina Carlos Reutemann United Kingdom Williams-Ford Kyalami Report
1982 France Alain Prost France Renault Kyalami Report
1983 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW Report
1984 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Report
1985 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda Report

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

Notes Edit

  1. There were two South African Grands Prix in 1960. Reference
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