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1965 South African Grand Prix

The 1965 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at East London on 1 January 1965. It was race 1 of 10 in both the 1965 World Championship of Drivers and the 1965 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 85-lap race was won by Lotus driver Jim Clark after he started from pole position. John Surtees finished second for the Ferrari team and BRM driver Graham Hill came in third. This was the debut race of the future world champion Jackie Stewart.

1965 South African Grand Prix
Prince George Circuit.svg
Race details
Date 1 January 1965
Official name 11th International RAC Grand Prix of South Africa
Location Prince George Circuit
East London, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.920 km (2.436 mi)
Distance 85 laps, 333.175 km (207.025 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:27.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:27.6 on lap 80
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second Ferrari
Third BRM

Race reportEdit

Jim Clark celebrated Hogmanay by dominating the race, leading from pole and breaking the 100 mph barrier, winning by half a minute from Graham Hill and John Surtees and even had time to complete an extra lap after the chequered flag was waved a lap too early. Mike Spence, Bruce McLaren and débutant Jackie Stewart completed the points positions. Goodyear made their Grand Prix début with the Brabham team, challenging the Dunlop monopoly.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 5   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1:27.2
2 1   John Surtees Ferrari 1:28.1 +0.9
3 7   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 1:28.3 +1.1
4 6   Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 1:28.3 +1.1
5 3   Graham Hill BRM 1:28.6 +1.4
6 2   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 1:29.3 +2.1
7 11   Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 1:29.3 +2.1
8 9   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 1:29.4 +2.2
9 8   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 1:29.5 +2.3
10 10   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 1:30.4 +3.2
11 4   Jackie Stewart BRM 1:30.5 +3.3
12 14   Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 1:31.0 +3.8
13 15   Tony Maggs Lotus-BRM 1:31.3 +4.1
14 12   Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 1:31.8 +4.6
15 16   Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM 1:32.3 +5.1
16 18   Paul Hawkins Brabham-Ford 1:33.1 +5.9
17 20   Peter de Klerk Alfa Romeo 1:33.3 +6.1
18 17   John Love Cooper-Climax 1:33.8 +6.6
19 19   David Prophet Brabham-Ford 1:33.9 +6.7
20 25   Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:34.6 +7.4
21 28   Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Ford 1:35.2 +8.0
22 23   Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax 1:35.2 +8.0
23 21   Doug Serrurier LDS-Climax 1:35.7 +8.5
24 27   Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 1:36.2 +9.0
25 22   Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 1:37.9 +10.7

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 85 2:06:46.0 1 9
2 1   John Surtees Ferrari 85 +29.0 secs 2 6
3 3   Graham Hill BRM 85 +31.8 secs 5 4
4 6   Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 85 +54.4 secs 4 3
5 9   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 84 +1 Lap 8 2
6 4   Jackie Stewart BRM 83 +2 Laps 11 1
7 12   Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM 83 +2 Laps 14
8 7   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 81 +4 Laps 3
9 18   Paul Hawkins Brabham-Ford 81 +4 Laps 16
10 20   Peter de Klerk Alfa Romeo 79 +6 Laps 17
11 15   Tony Maggs Lotus-BRM 77 +8 Laps 13
12 16   Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM 75 +10 Laps 15
13 25   Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 73 +12 Laps 20
14 19   David Prophet Brabham-Ford 71 +14 Laps 19
15 2   Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 66 Ignition 6
NC 14   Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 50 +35 Laps 12
Ret 11   Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax 42 Clutch 7
Ret 10   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax 39 Electrical 10
Ret 17   John Love Cooper-Climax 20 Halfshaft 18
Ret 8   Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 11 Ignition 9
DNQ 28   Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Ford
DNQ 23   Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax
DNQ 21   Doug Serrurier LDS-Climax
DNQ 27   Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford
DNQ 22   Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax
DNPQ 24   Clive Puzey Lotus-Climax
DNPQ 29   Jackie Pretorius LDS-Alfa Romeo
DNPQ 32   Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford Fire in practice
WD 26   Ray Reed RE-Alfa Romeo
WD 30   Brian Raubenheimer Lotus-Ford Engine not available
WD 31   David Clapham Cooper-Maserati
WD 33   Alex Blignaut Cooper-Climax
WD 34   Richard Attwood BRM
Source:[1]

Lap leadersEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1965 South African Grand Prix". Formula One. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "South Africa 1965 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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