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The 2nd Natal Grand Prix was a auto race, run to South African Formula One-style rules, held on 22 December 1962 at Westmead Circuit, South Africa. The field was split into two heats, with a subsequent final. The heats consisted of 22 laps, and the final was run over 33 laps, and was won by British driver Trevor Taylor in his Lotus 25.

The event was marred by the death of Rhodesian driver Gary Hocking, who was killed in practice driving the Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus 24.

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1962 Natal Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1:22.11
2 3 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 1:22.67 +0.56
3 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 1:22.79 +0.68
4 4 United States Richie Ginther BRM 1:24.06 +1.95
5 6 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking Lotus-Climax 1:25.10 +2.99
6 26 South Africa Bruce Johnstone BRM 1:25.95 +3.84
7 9 South Africa Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax 1:26.20 +4.09
8 14 South Africa Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Climax 1:26.62 +4.51
9 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Cooper-Climax 1:27.35 +5.24
10 12 South Africa Peter de Klerk Alfa Romeo 1:27.92 +5.81
11 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 1:27.96 +5.85
12 11 South Africa Doug Serrurier LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:28.89 +6.78
13 17 South Africa Bernard Podmore Lotus-Climax 1:29.27 +7.16
14 10 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:30.17 +8.06
15 18 South Africa Fanie Viljoen LDS-Climax 1:30.22 +8.11
16 21 South Africa Bob van Niekerk Lotus-Climax 1:30.35 +8.24
17 16 South Africa Mike Harris Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:31.38 +9.27
18 25 South Africa Gene Bosman LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:31.48 +9.32
19 31 South Africa Peter van Niekerk Lotus-Ford 1:32.59 +10.48
20 35 South Africa Clive Trundell Cooper-Maserati 1:33.54 +11.43
21 32 South Africa Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 1:33.65 +11.54
22 19 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:33.80 +11.69
23 29 South Africa Gordon Henderson Scorpion-Alfa Romeo 1:34.28 +12.17
24 37 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Cooper-BMC 1:34.97 +12.86
25 30 South Africa Vern McWilliams Lotus-Borgward 1:36.44 +14.33
26 39 South Africa Jack Holme Lotus-Climax 1:36.46 +14.35
27 33 South Africa Errol Hammon LDS-Ford 1:36.61 +14.50
28 36 South Africa Dave Charlton Lotus-Ford 1:36.83 +14.72
29 27 South Africa Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:37.13 +15.02
30 5 South Africa Bill Scheepers Lotus-Alfa Romeo 1:37.23 +15.12
31 20 Australia Ray Cresp Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:37.23 +15.83
32 38 South Africa Eric Glasby Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:40.30 +18.19
33 24 South Africa Tony Neave Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:45.82 +23.71

Non startersEdit

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor
DNS 6 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking United Kingdom Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax[1]
WD 8 South Africa John Guthrie South Africa John Guthrie Cooper-Alfa Romeo
WD 22 South Africa Neville Austin South Africa Neville Austin Cooper-Climax
WD 23 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Scuderia Lupini Cooper-Maserati[2]
WD 28 South Africa Tony Kotze South Africa Bond Cars Assegai-Alfa Romeo
WD 34 South Africa Lionel Wilmot South Africa Lionel Wilmot Lotus-Ford
WD 40 South Africa Peter Bosch South Africa Windhoek Motor Club Heron-Alfa Romeo
WD 41 South Africa Peter Bosch South Africa Windhoek Motor Club Cooper-Climax

ResultsEdit

Heat 1Edit

The full first heat results for the 1962 Natal Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 4 United States Richie Ginther United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM 31:56.8 2
2 26 South Africa Bruce Johnstone South Africa Bruce Johnstone BRM +53.5 3
3 14 South Africa Syd van der Vyver South Africa Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Climax +1:00.9 4
4 10 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 8
5 18 South Africa Fanie Viljoen South Africa G.E. Mennie LDS-Climax 9
6 35 South Africa Clive Trundell South Africa Clive Trundell Cooper-Maserati 10
7 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Cooper-Climax 5
8 39 South Africa Jack Holme South Africa Jack Holme Lotus-Climax 14
9 31 South Africa Peter van Niekerk South Africa Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 11
10 11 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Otelle Nucci LDS-Alfa Romeo 6
11 27 South Africa Bill Dunlop South Africa Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo 15
12 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1
13 17 South Africa Bernard Podmore South Africa Grosvenor Motors Lotus-Climax 7
14 30 South Africa Vern McWilliams South Africa Vern McWilliams Lotus-Borgward 13
Ret 32 South Africa Brausch Niemann South Africa Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 12
Ret 38 South Africa Eric Glasby South Africa Eric Glasby Cooper-Alfa Romeo 16

Heat 2Edit

The full second heat results for the 1962 Natal Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 32:19.6 2
2 3 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM +2.2 1
3 9 South Africa Neville Lederle South Africa Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax +51.0 3
4 12 South Africa Peter de Klerk South Africa Otelle Nucci Alfa Romeo +1:15.6 4
5 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse South Africa Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax +1:22.2 5
6 21 South Africa Bob van Niekerk South Africa Equipe Judette Lotus-Climax 6
7 25 South Africa Gene Bosman South Africa Gene Bosman LDS-Alfa Romeo 8
8 20 Australia Ray Cresp South Africa Hoffman Racing Team Cooper-Alfa Romeo 15
9 37 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Cooper-BMC 11
10 19 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk South Africa Hoffman Racing Team Cooper-Alfa Romeo 9
11 29 South Africa Gordon Henderson South Africa Gordon Henderson Scorpion-Alfa Romeo 10
Ret 16 South Africa Mike Harris South Africa Mike Harris Cooper-Alfa Romeo 7
Ret 33 South Africa Errol Hammon South Africa Errol Hammon LDS-Ford 12
Ret 36 South Africa Dave Charlton South Africa Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus-Ford 13
Ret 5 South Africa Bill Scheeper South Africa H. Muller Lotus-Alfa Romeo 14
Ret 21 South Africa Tony Neave South Africa A & G Conversions Cooper-Alfa Romeo 16

FinalEdit

The full final results for the 1962 Natal Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 48:08.7 2
2 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax +6.1 22
3 4 United States Richie Ginther United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM +22.1 1
4 9 South Africa Neville Lederle South Africa Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax 32 laps 6
5 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse South Africa Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 32 laps 8
6 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Cooper-Climax 32 laps 13
7 12 South Africa Peter de Klerk South Africa Otelle Nucci Alfa Romeo 32 laps 7
8 10 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 31 laps 9
9 25 South Africa Gene Bosman South Africa Gene Bosman LDS-Alfa Romeo 14
10 11 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Otelle Nucci LDS-Alfa Romeo 18
11 21 South Africa Bob van Niekerk South Africa Equipe Judette Lotus-Climax 12
12 18 South Africa Fanie Viljoen South Africa G.E. Mennie LDS-Climax 10
13 35 South Africa Clive Trundell South Africa Clive Trundell Cooper-Maserati 11
14 39 South Africa Jack Holme South Africa Jack Holme Lotus-Climax 16
15 3 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM 3
16 20 Australia Ray Cresp South Africa Hoffman Racing Team Cooper-Alfa Romeo 15
Ret 37 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Cooper-BMC 19
Ret 31 South Africa Peter van Niekerk South Africa Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 17
Ret 19 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk South Africa Hoffman Racing Team Cooper-Alfa Romeo 20
Ret 27 South Africa Bill Dunlop South Africa Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo 21
Ret 26 South Africa Bruce Johnstone South Africa Bruce Johnstone BRM Oil leak 4
Ret 14 South Africa Syd van der Vyver South Africa Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Climax Accident 5

NotesEdit

  1. Fatal accident.
  2. Cooper-Maserati car #23 was withdrawn by Serrurier, who drove #11 in the race. The withdrawn car was ultimately driven by Trundell and wore #35.

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