1965 Rand Grand Prix

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South Africa  1965 Rand Grand Prix
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1965 Formula One season
Date 4 December 1965
Official name VIII Rand Grand Prix
Location Kyalami, Johannesburg
Course Permanent racing facility
4.087 km (2.5395 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 204.35 km (126.98 mi)
Pole position
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax
Time 1:30.8
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax
Time 1:31.5
Podium
First Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax
Second South Africa Peter de Klerk Brabham-Climax
Third Australia Paul Hawkins Lotus-Climax

The 8th Rand Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One-style rules, held on 4 December 1965 at Kyalami, South Africa. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by Australian driver Jack Brabham in a Brabham BT11.

The Formula One rules for 1966 were to dispense with the old 1.5-litre engines in favour of 3-litre engines. The South African Drivers' Championship had already been run to these rules throughout 1965, so this race was the first in which some of the established drivers and teams from the World Championship competed under the new rules, while the local drivers already had experience with them.

Results[edit]

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 Australia Jack Brabham Scuderia Scribante Brabham-Climax 1.18:11.2 1
2 South Africa Peter de Klerk Otelle Nucci Brabham-Climax + 5.9 s 3
3 Australia Paul Hawkins Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-Climax + 1:23.4 s 7
4 Rhodesia John Love John Love Motors Cooper-Climax 49 laps 2
5 Switzerland Jo Siffert Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-BRM 49 laps 8
6 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM 49 laps 5
7 Rhodesia Sam Tingle Sam Tingle LDS-Climax 49 laps 9
8 South Africa Doug Serrurier Doug Serrurier LDS-Climax 47 laps 10
9 Rhodesia Clive Puzey Clive Puzey Motors Lotus-Climax 46 laps 11
10 South Africa Tony Jefferies John Love Motors Cooper-Climax 46 laps 15
11 South Africa Jack Holme Jack Holme LDS-Ford 42 laps 14
Ret United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax Oil pressure 4
Ret South Africa Brausch Niemann Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 13
Ret Sweden Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax Radiator 6
Ret South Africa Jackie Pretorius Scuderia Scribante Lotus-Climax Overheating 12
Ret United Kingdom David Prophet David Prophet (Racing) Lotus-Maserati Camshaft 16
DNS South Africa Dave Charlton Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus-Ford Engine in practice -
DNS South Africa David Hume Team Valencia LDS-Climax -
WD United Kingdom Mike Spence Scuderia Scribante Lotus-Climax -
  • Jackie Pretorius was also entered under his own name to drive an LDS-Alfa Romeo but did not race this car.

References[edit]

  • Race results at the F2 Register [1]


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