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The 7th Rand Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 12 December 1964 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 Graham Hill in a Brabham BT11.

1964 Rand Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1964 Formula One season
Race details
Date 12 December 1964
Official name VII 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 Lotus-Climax
Time 1:35.0
Fastest lap
Drivers United Kingdom Mike Spence (Heat 1) Lotus-Climax
Fastest lap United Kingdom Jackie Stewart (Heat 2) Lotus-Climax
Time 1:38.6 (Heat 1) / 1:36.0 (Heat 2)
Podium
First Brabham-BRM
Second Brabham-Ford
Third Brabham-Climax

This race was the Formula One debut for future triple world champion Jackie Stewart, who secured pole position for the first heat. His car failed on the grid, and Hill won with Mike Spence in second. Stewart took the second heat, but Hill came second to claim the overall victory. Brabham cars filled the first three places, each with different makes of engine.

ResultsEdit

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid Heat 1 / 2
1   Graham Hill John Willment Automobiles Brabham-BRM 1.22:48.7 24 1st / 2nd
2   Paul Hawkins John Willment Automobiles Brabham-Ford + 52.9 4 3rd / 4th
3   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax + 1:25.0 5 4th / 3rd
4   Sam Tingle Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo + 3:31.1 14 7th / 5th
5   Brausch Niemann Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford + 3:55.8 10 9th / 6th
6   Doug Serrurier Otelle Nucci LDS-Climax 49 laps 11 8th / 7th
7   Clive Puzey Clive Puzey Motors Lotus-Climax 49 laps 15 10th / 9th
8   John Love John Love Cooper-Climax 46 laps 7 5th / 12th
9   Bob Hay Bob Hay Lotus-Ford 46 laps 19 13th / 11th
10   Neville Lederle Scuderia Scribante Lotus-Climax 45 laps 13 15th / 8th
11   David Hume Team Valencia Heron-Alfa Romeo 45 laps 16 11th / 13th
12   Alex Blignaut Team Valencia LDS-Alfa Romeo 44 laps 21 12th / 14th
13   Steve Mellet Stan Mellet LDS-Alfa Romeo 40 laps 25 16th / 15th
14   Rauten Hartmann Rauten Hartmann Netuar-Peugeot 37 laps / Engine 20 14th / Ret
15   Peter de Klerk Otelle Nucci Alfa Romeo Special 27 laps / Accident 8 6th / Ret
16   Mike Spence Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 26 laps / Rose joint 2 2nd / Ret
17   Jackie Stewart Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Driveshaft / 25 laps 1 Ret / 1st
18   David Prophet David Prophet Racing Brabham-Ford Water in petrol / 23 laps 9 Ret / 10th
19   Ray Reed Rays Engineering RE-Alfa Romeo 23 laps / Engine 17 Ret / DNS
Ret   Trevor Blokdyk Hoffman Racing Cooper-Alfa Romeo Gearbox / Engine 6 Ret / Ret
Ret   David Clapham Lawson Organisation Cooper-Maserati Engine 18 Ret / DNS
Ret   Ernie Pieterse Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax Accident 12 Ret / DNS
DNS   Tony Maggs Reg Parnell Racing Lotus-BRM Camshaft in practice (3) - / -
DNS   Dave Charlton Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus-Ford Fire in practice (22) - / -
DNS   Jackie Pretorius Jackie Pretorius LDS-Alfa Romeo Withdrawn after practice (23) - / -
DNP   Lionel Wilmot Lionel Wilmot LDS-Alfa Romeo Oil leak - - / -

ReferencesEdit

  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]


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