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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[1]), 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
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Race details
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)
Pole position
Driver Brabham-Repco
Time 1:28.3
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Denny Hulme Brabham-Repco
Time 1:29.9
Podium
First Cooper-Maserati
Second Cooper-Climax
Third Honda

Race reportEdit

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.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Pedro Rodríguez Cooper-Maserati 80 2:05:45.9 4 9
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 18   Sam Tingle LDS-Climax 56 Accident 14  
Ret 16   Piers Courage Lotus-BRM 51 Fuel System 18  
Ret 9   Dan Gurney Eagle-Climax 44 Suspension 11  
Ret 12   Jo Siffert Cooper-Maserati 41 Engine 16  
Ret 3   Jochen Rindt Cooper-Maserati 38 Engine 7  
Ret 6   Mike Spence BRM 31 Oil Leak 13  
Ret 15   Jo Bonnier Cooper-Maserati 30 Engine 12  
Ret 7   Jim Clark Lotus-BRM 22 Engine 3  
Ret 8   Graham Hill Lotus-BRM 6 Accident 15  
Ret 5   Jackie Stewart BRM 2 Engine 9  
Source:[2]

NotesEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1967". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  2. ^ "1967 South African Grand Prix". Formula One. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "South Africa 1967 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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