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The 6th Rand Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 14 December 1963 at Kyalami, South Africa. The race was run over two heats, each of 25 laps of the circuit, and was won overall by British driver John Surtees in a Ferrari 156.

1963 Rand Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 14 December 1963
Official name VI Rand Grand Prix
Location Kyalami, Johannesburg
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.096 km (2.545 mi)
Distance 25 x 2 laps, 204.8 km (127.25 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:34.1
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 1:34.8 (Heat 1) / 1:35.5 (Heat 2)
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Alfa Romeo Special

Surtees secured pole position for the first heat, and won with team-mate Lorenzo Bandini in second. This result was repeated in the second heat for the Ferraris to take the 1-2 positions very comfortably. Local drivers took the minor placings after Team Lotus suffered from fuel vaporisation problems.

ResultsEdit

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid Heat 1 / 2
1   John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari 1:20:11.0 1 1st / 1st
2   Lorenzo Bandini SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari + 1:26.2 3 2nd / 2nd
3   Peter de Klerk Otelle Nucci Alfa Romeo Special + 2:19.3 5 3rd / 4th
4   John Love John Love Cooper-Climax + 2:19.5 6 4th / 3rd
5   Ernie Pieterse Lawson Organisation Lotus-Climax + 4:03.8 7 7th / 8th
6   David Prophet David Prophet Brabham-Ford + 4:19.0 12 9th / 7th
7   Paddy Driver Selby Auto Spares Lotus-BRM 49 laps 10 11th / 9th
8   Doug Serrurier Otelle Nucci LDS-Alfa Romeo 40 laps 9 5th / 11th
9   Gene Bosman Gene Bosman LDS-Alfa Romeo 48 laps 14 12th / 10th
10   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 46 laps 2 17th / 6th
11   Dave Charlton Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus-Ford 46 laps 18 13th / 17th
12   Alex Blignaut Team Valencia Cooper-Climax 46 laps 19 14th / 15th
13   Jack Holme Jackie Holme Lotus-Climax 46 laps 17 16th / 14th
14   Rauten Hartmann Rauten Hartmann Netuar-Peugeot 46 laps 20 15th / 16th
15   Clive Trundell Clive Trundell Cooper-Climax 44 laps 13 18th / 13th
16   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 43 laps 4 19th / 5th
17   David Clapham Scuderia Los Amigos LDS-Climax 37 laps 15 20th / 18th
18   George van Straaten George van Straaten LDS-Ford 34 laps / Engine 16 Ret / 12th
Ret   Sam Tingle Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo Mechanical 21 8th / Ret
Ret   Brausch Niemann Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford Lost wheel / Ignition 8 Ret / Ret
Ret   Trevor Blokdyk Scuderia Lupini Cooper-Maserati Oil line 11 6th / Ret
Ret   Clive Puzey Clive Puzey Lotus-Climax Gearbox 22 Ret / DNS
WD   Bruce Huntley Bruce Huntley Cooper-Alfa Romeo - - / -
WD   Bob Hay Bob Hay Lotus-Climax - - / -
WD   Clive Underwood Clive Underwood Cooper-Alfa Romeo - - / -
  • Blokdyk also entered his Cooper-Alfa Romeo and recorded a faster practice time in this car than in the car he ultimately raced.
  • Ferrari entered a third car but withdrew it without designating a driver.

ReferencesEdit


Previous race:
1963 International Gold Cup
Formula One non-championship races
1963 season
Next race:
1964 Daily Mirror Trophy
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