Jacobus "Jackie" Pretorius (born 22 November 1934, died 30 March 2009 in Johannesburg) was a racing driver from South Africa. He participated in four Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 1 January 1965, and scoring no championship points.
|Born||22 November 1934|
|Died||30 March 2009(aged 74)|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1965, 1968, 1971, 1973|
|Teams||non-works Brabham, privateer LDS, Frank Williams Racing Cars|
|Entries||4 (3 starts)|
|First entry||1965 South African Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1973 South African Grand Prix|
Pretorius competed in Formula One at national level in his home country of South Africa, enjoying some success throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. After racing a Lotus and a Lola, he won two races in 1971 driving a Brabham.
Jackie Pretorius died in Johannesburg aged 74, on 30 March 2009, after being in a coma for three weeks. He was attacked in his home early on a Friday morning by burglars. His wife Shirley died in a similar incident in the same house several years earlier.
Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit
|1965||Jackie Pretorius||LDS Mk 1||Alfa Romeo Straight-4||RSA
|1968||Team Pretoria||Brabham BT11||Climax Straight-4||RSA
|1971||Team Gunston||Brabham BT26A||Cosworth V8||RSA
|1973||Frank Williams Racing Cars||Iso–Marlboro FX3B||Cosworth V8||ARG||BRA||RSA
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- Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers – Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
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- Jackie Pretorius’ passing signals the end of an era Archived 2009-04-06 at the Wayback Machine