1966 South African Grand Prix


The 1966 South African Grand Prix, formally titled the 12th International RAC Grand Prix of South Africa (Afrikaans: 12de Internasionale RAC Grand Prix van Suid-Afrika[1]), was a non-championship Formula One motor race held on 1 January 1966 at Prince George Circuit, East London, South Africa. The race, run over 60 laps of the circuit, was won by British driver Mike Spence in a works Lotus-Climax. Spence won by two laps from the private Brabham-BRM of Swiss driver Jo Siffert, with fellow Briton Peter Arundell third in the other works Lotus-Climax.

1966 South African Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1966 Formula One season
Prince George Circuit.svg
Race details
Date 1 January 1966
Official name 12th International RAC Grand Prix of South Africa
Location Prince George Circuit, East London, South Africa
Course Temporary road circuit
Course length 3.91[citation needed] km (2.436 miles)
Distance 60 laps, 234.592[citation needed] km (145.769 miles)
Pole position
Driver Brabham-Repco
Time 1:25.1
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco
Time 1:25.2
First Lotus-Climax
Second Brabham-BRM
Third Lotus-Climax


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1   Mike Spence Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 60 1.29:39.4 2
2   Jo Siffert Rob Walker Racing Team Brabham-BRM 58 + 2 Laps 12
3   Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 58 + 2 Laps 13
4   Dave Charlton Scuderia Scribante Brabham-Climax 58 + 2 Laps 10
DSQ   Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax 58 Push Start 8
5   Sam Tingle Sam Tingle LDS-Climax 57 + 3 Laps 14
6   John Love John Love Cooper-Climax 56 + 4 Laps 4
7   Clive Puzey Clive Puzey Motors Lotus-Climax 56 + 4 Laps 18
8   Tony Jefferies John Love Cooper-Climax 56 + 4 Laps 15
9   Jackie Pretorius Scuderia Scribante Lotus-Climax 56 + 4 Laps 17
10   Doug Serrurier Louis Douglas Serrurier LDS-Climax 55 + 5 Laps 16
Ret   Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Repco 49 Fuel Injection 1
Ret   Peter de Klerk Otelle Nucci Brabham-Climax 49 Gearbox 7
Ret   Denny Hulme Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax 46 Gearbox 3
Ret   Innes Ireland Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM 33 Gearbox 5
Ret   Paul Hawkins Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-Climax 9 Gear Selector 11
Ret   Richie Ginther Stirling Moss Racing Team BRP-BRM 8 Accident 6
Ret   Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax 7 Accident 9
Ret   David Prophet David Prophet Racing Lotus-Maserati 0 Driveshaft 19
DNS   Brian Raubenheimer Brian Raubenheimer Lotus-Ford
DNS   Jack Holme Jack Holme LDS-Ford
DNS   David Hume Team Valencia LDS-Climax


  1. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1966". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  • Race results at Silhouet.com

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