1969 South African Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 1 of 11 in the 1969 Formula One season
The Kyalami Circuit (1967-1985)
The Kyalami Circuit (1967-1985)
Date 1 March 1969
Official name XIV South African Grand Prix
Location Kyalami, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
4.104 km (2.550 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 328.320 km (204.009 mi)
Weather Hot, Dry
Pole position
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford
Time 1:20.0
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford
Time 1:21.6 on lap 50
Podium
First United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford
Second United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford
Third New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford

The 1969 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami Circuit on 1 March 1969. It was the first round of the 1969 Formula One season.

Background[edit]

In the weeks leading up to the first Formula One race of the 1969 season, entries were being announced for the race, with all the teams, apart from Ferrari expected to nominate two drivers for the race. Enzo Ferrari, the managing director of the team he founded, announced that Ferrari were only going to nominate one driver for the race. To most people's surprise, Ferrari at first nominated two drivers for the race without explanation. However, the decision was later changed, with only Chris Amon nominated eventually for Ferrari. Brabham, BRM, Lotus, Matra and McLaren all chose to nominate two drivers for the race meeting.[1]

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 80 1:50:39.1 4 9
2 1 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Ford 80 + 18.8 7 6
3 5 New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford 80 + 31.8 3 4
4 4 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford 80 + 49.2 12 3
5 6 New Zealand Bruce McLaren McLaren-Ford 79 + 1 Lap 8 2
6 8 France Jean-Pierre Beltoise Matra-Ford 78 + 2 Laps 11 1
7 11 United Kingdom Jackie Oliver BRM 77 + 3 Laps 14  
8 17 Rhodesia Sam Tingle Brabham-Repco 73 + 7 Laps 17  
NC 19 South Africa Peter de Klerk Brabham-Repco 67 Not Classified 16  
Ret 2 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 44 Fuel Pump 2  
Ret 10 United Kingdom John Surtees BRM 40 Engine 18  
Ret 12 Mexico Pedro Rodríguez BRM 38 Water Leak 15  
Ret 9 New Zealand Chris Amon Ferrari 34 Engine 5  
Ret 14 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford 32 Handling 1  
Ret 3 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 31 Gearbox 6  
Ret 16 Rhodesia John Love Lotus-Ford 31 Ignition 10  
Ret 15 Belgium Jacky Ickx Brabham-Ford 20 Ignition 13  
Ret 18 South Africa Basil van Rooyen McLaren-Ford 12 Brakes 9  

Notes[edit]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilton, Christopher (November 2006). Michael Schumacher: The Whole Story. Haynes Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 1-84425-008-3. 


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