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The 8th Rand Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One-style rules, held on 4 December 1965 at Kyalami, South Africa. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by Australian driver Jack Brabham in a Brabham BT11.

1965 Rand Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1965 Formula One season
Race details
Date 4 December 1965
Official name VIII Rand Grand Prix
Location Kyalami, Johannesburg
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.087 km (2.5395 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 204.35 km (126.98 mi)
Pole position
Driver Brabham-Climax
Time 1:30.8
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax
Time 1:31.5
First Brabham-Climax
Second Brabham-Climax
Third Lotus-Climax

The Formula One rules for 1966 were to dispense with the old 1.5-litre engines in favour of 3-litre engines. The South African Drivers' Championship had already been run to these rules throughout 1965, so this race was the first in which some of the established drivers and teams from the World Championship competed under the new rules, while the local drivers already had experience with them.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Jack Brabham Scuderia Scribante Brabham-Climax 1.18:11.2 1
2   Peter de Klerk Otelle Nucci Brabham-Climax + 5.9 s 3
3   Paul Hawkins Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-Climax + 1:23.4 s 7
4   John Love John Love Motors Cooper-Climax 49 laps 2
5   Jo Siffert Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-BRM 49 laps 8
6   Innes Ireland Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM 49 laps 5
7   Sam Tingle Sam Tingle LDS-Climax 49 laps 9
8   Doug Serrurier Doug Serrurier LDS-Climax 47 laps 10
9   Clive Puzey Clive Puzey Motors Lotus-Climax 46 laps 11
10   Tony Jefferies John Love Motors Cooper-Climax 46 laps 15
11   Jack Holme Jack Holme LDS-Ford 42 laps 14
Ret   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax Oil pressure 4
Ret   Brausch Niemann Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 13
Ret   Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax Radiator 6
Ret   Jackie Pretorius Scuderia Scribante Lotus-Climax Overheating 12
Ret   David Prophet David Prophet (Racing) Lotus-Maserati Camshaft 16
DNS   Dave Charlton Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus-Ford Engine in practice -
DNS   David Hume Team Valencia LDS-Climax -
WD   Mike Spence Scuderia Scribante Lotus-Climax -
  • Jackie Pretorius was also entered under his own name to drive an LDS-Alfa Romeo but did not race this car.


  • Race results at the F2 Register [1]

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