1967 South African Grand Prix
The 1967 South African Grand Prix, formally the 1st AA Grand Prix of South Africa (Afrikaans: Eerste AA Suid-Afrikaanse Grand Prix), was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami on 2 January 1967. It was race 1 of 11 in both the 1967 World Championship of Drivers and the 1967 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 80-lap race was won by Cooper driver Pedro Rodríguez after he started from fourth position. John Love finished second in a privately entered Cooper and Honda driver John Surtees came in third.
|1967 South African Grand Prix|
|Date||2 January 1967|
|Official name||1st AA Grand Prix of South Africa|
|Location||Kyalami, Transvaal Province, South Africa|
|Course||Permanent race track|
|Course length||4.094 km (2.543 mi)|
|Distance||80 laps, 327.52 km (203.44 mi)|
This was the first use of the Kyalami circuit near Johannesburg in a Formula One race. There were some changes in the driver line-ups: John Surtees was driving for Honda, Mike Spence signed for BRM whilst Pedro Rodríguez was on trial for Cooper.
Denny Hulme led Jack Brabham away from the start, but the Australian soon spun, handing second place to Surtees, but by lap 21 had managed to regain second. Further down the field, Rhodesian privateer racer John Love reached third place in a four-cylinder Cooper Climax. On lap 41, Brabham retired, followed by Dan Gurney on lap 44. On lap 59, Hulme had to pit for more brake fluid, handing the lead to Love. His drive was halted as with just seven laps left he had to pit to take on more fuel. Rodríguez took his first win in Formula One for Cooper from Love in second place and Surtees in third.
|2||17||John Love||Cooper-Climax||80||+ 26.4||5||6|
|3||11||John Surtees||Honda||79||+ 1 Lap||6||4|
|4||2||Denny Hulme||Brabham-Repco||78||+ 2 Laps||2||3|
|5||14||Bob Anderson||Brabham-Climax||78||+ 2 Laps||10||2|
|6||1||Jack Brabham||Brabham-Repco||76||+ 4 Laps||1||1|
|NC||19||Dave Charlton||Brabham-Climax||63||+ 17 Laps||8|
|NC||20||Luki Botha||Brabham-Climax||60||+ 20 Laps||17|
|Ret||16||Piers Courage||Lotus-BRM||51||Fuel System||18|
|Ret||6||Mike Spence||BRM||31||Oil Leak||13|
- Cooper's last Formula 1 victory.
- First F1 Grand Prix for Piers Courage, although he did compete in an F2 car in the 1966 German Grand Prix.
Championship standings after the raceEdit
- Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1967". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- "1967 South African GP Qualification". www.chicanef1.com. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
- "1967 South African Grand Prix". Formula One. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
- "South Africa 1967 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
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