1962 Rand Grand Prix

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South Africa  1962 Rand Grand Prix
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1962 Formula One season
Date 15 December 1962
Official name V Rand Grand Prix
Location Kyalami, Johannesburg
Course Permanent racing facility
4.096 km (2.545 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 204.8 km (127.25 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:35.0
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:35.3
Podium
First United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Second United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax
Third United Kingdom John Surtees Lola-Climax

The 5th Rand Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 15 December 1962 at Kyalami, South Africa. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Jim Clark, who led from start to finish in his Lotus 25.

There were a very large number of entries for this race, and many of the local drivers did not qualify. Among the more unusual entries was the Lotus 7 of Brausch Niemann, and the non-qualifying Cooper of Dave Riley, which was fitted with a BMC engine.

Results[edit]

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.20:47.4 1
2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 0.3 s 2
3 United Kingdom John Surtees Bowmaker Racing Team Lola-Climax + 23.7 s 4
4 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax 49 laps 11
5 South Africa Neville Lederle Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax 49 laps 8
6 South Africa Doug Serrurier Otelle Nucci LDS-Alfa Romeo 48 laps 9
7 South Africa Peter de Klerk Otelle Nucci Alfa Romeo Special 47 laps 13
8 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 47 laps 19
9 South Africa Fanie Viljoen G.E. Mennie LDS-Climax 46 laps 15
10 South Africa Brausch Niemann Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 46 laps 21
11 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 46 laps 12
12 South Africa Bernard Podmore Grosvenor Motors Lotus-Climax 44 laps 17
13 South Africa Gene Bosman Gene Bosman LDS-Alfa Romeo 43 laps 18
14 South Africa Bob van Niekerk Equipe Judette Lotus-Climax 40 laps 14
15 United States Richie Ginther Owen Racing Organisation BRM 36 laps / Engine 5
Ret South Africa Tony Maggs John Love Cooper-Climax Gearbox 10
Ret South Africa Syd van der Vyver Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Climax Clutch 7
Ret United Kingdom Innes Ireland UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax Front suspension 6
Ret United Kingdom Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM Gearbox 3
Ret South Africa Mike Harris Mike Harris Cooper-Alfa Romeo Puncture 20
Ret South Africa Adrian Pheiffer Adrian Pheiffer Cooper-Alfa Romeo Gearbox 16
DNQ South Africa Trevor Blokdyk Hoffman Racing Team Cooper-Alfa Romeo -
DNQ South Africa Bill Dunlop Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo -
DNQ South Africa Tony Kotze Bond Cars Assegai-Alfa Romeo -
DNQ South Africa Vern McWilliams Vern McWilliams Lotus-Borgward -
DNQ South Africa Peter van Niekerk Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford -
DNQ South Africa Errol Hammon Errol Hammon LDS-Ford -
DNQ South Africa Lionel Wilmot Lionel Wilmot Lotus-Ford -
DNQ South Africa Clive Trundell Clive Trundell Cooper-Climax -
DNQ South Africa Dave Charlton Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus-Ford -
DNQ Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Dave Riley Dave Riley Cooper-BMC -
DNQ South Africa Eric Glasby Eric Glasby Cooper-Alfa Romeo -
DNQ South Africa Jack Holme Jack Holme Lotus-Climax -
DNQ South Africa Rauten Hartmann Rauten Hartmann Netuar-Peugeot -
WD Australia Ray Cresp Hoffman Racing Team Cooper-Alfa Romeo -
WD South Africa Neville Austin Neville Austin Cooper-Climax Car driven by Trundell -
WD South Africa Bruce Johnstone Bruce Johnstone BRM No car -
  • Gary Hocking was also entered in his own Lotus-Climax, but raced the one entered by the Rob Walker Racing Team.
  • Scuderia Lupini entered a Cooper-Maserati but withdrew it without designating a driver.

References[edit]

  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]


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