The South African Grand Prix was a Formula One World Championship event contested most years from the early 1960s through the early 1990s. It started as a race on a 23.4 km public roads course just west of East London in the 1930s. After World War II, the track was rebuilt as a 3.9 km semi-permanent course (still using some of the same public roads). The first Grand Prix was run here in 1962, but after the non-championship event in 1966, it was decided to move the race to a newer track at Kyalami, roughly halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria.



Wins Driver Years
4 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1961, 1963, 1965, 1968
3 Austria Niki Lauda 1976, 1977, 1984
2 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1969, 1973
Argentina Carlos Reutemann 1974, 1981
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1985, 1992
France Alain Prost 1982, 1993
1 United Kingdom Graham Hill 1962
United Kingdom Mike Spence 1966
Mexico Pedro Rodríguez 1967
Australia Jack Brabham 1970
United States Mario Andretti 1971
New Zealand Denny Hulme 1972
South Africa Jody Scheckter 1975
Sweden Ronnie Peterson 1978
Canada Gilles Villeneuve 1979
France René Arnoux 1980
Italy Riccardo Patrese 1983


Wins Constrctors Years
6 United Kingdom Lotus 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1978

By yearEdit

Year Driver Constructor Circuit Report
1934 United States Whitney Straight Italy Maserati Prince George
1935: Not held
1936 Italy Mario Massacuratti France Bugatti Prince George
1937 United Kingdom Pat Fairfield United Kingdom ERA