Talk:1977 South African Grand Prix
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Would it be worth mentioning in the article that this was the last race of Carlos Pace (who qualified second in the Brabham) - he died less than a fortnight after this race (on 18/03/77) in an aircraft accident? I think it deserves a mention. Plutonium27 (talk) 22:20, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
- It was edited by a sock-puppet back in June. I have asked the admin who protected the article to unprotect it, since I believe the protection is no longer required. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. DH85868993 (talk) 08:34, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Frederick Jansen van Vuuren
This is just a pre-emptive comment to stop people from reversing my edit. The article referred to Frederick Jansen van Vuuren (http://cfm.globalf1.net/?page_id=68) just by his last name "Jansen van Vuuren". The surname "Jansen van Vuuren" is a common one in South Africa, and is sometimes shortened to simply "Van Vuuren" in everyday usage, though it also exists without the "Jansen". "Jansen" on its own is not used as a first name. When writing an Afrikaans surname that contains "van", it is correct to write it in lowercase when used in combination with a first name, or when it is not the first word in the surname, as is the case with "Jansen van Vuuren". When writing it on its own, as in "The marshal Van Niekerk ran out onto the track," it is correct to capitalise it.
I guess people who are not familiar with Afrikaans surnames like Jansen van Vuuren or Jansen van Rooyen mistakenly assumed that the marshal's first name was "Jansen". TheySuspect (talk) 23:50, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
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Death of Tom Pryce
I've replaced the following text: "cracking the driver's hard-shell helmet. The impact tore off the remnants of Pryce's protective helmet and caused the chin strap to almost decapitate the driver" with "killing him instantly" since it does not appear in any reliable source that I have yet found. Longwayround (talk) 09:38, 11 June 2014 (UTC)