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The 1967 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Kyalami on January 2, 1967.

Race report

For the first time, the Kyalami circuit near Johannesburg was being used. There were some changes in the driver line-ups: John Surtees was driving for Honda, Mike Spence signed for BRM whilst Pedro Rodríguez was on trial for Cooper. Denny Hulme led Jack Brabham away from the start, but the Australian soon spun, handing second place to Surtees, but by lap 21 had managed to regain 2nd. Further down the field, local privateer racer John Love was doing very successfully, rising up to third place in a 4-cylinder Cooper Climax. On lap 41, Brabham retired, followed by Dan Gurney on lap 44. On lap 59, Hulme had to pit for more brake fluid, handing the lead sensationally to Love. A magnificent drive was heartbreakingly halted as with just seven laps left he had to sweep into the pits to take on more fuel. Rodríguez took a fine win for Cooper from Love in second place and Surtees in third.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Template:Country flagicon Pedro Rodríguez Cooper-Maserati 80 2:05:45.9 4 9
2 17 Template:Country flagicon John Love Cooper-Climax 80 + 26.4 5 6
3 11 Template:Country flagicon John Surtees Honda 79 + 1 Lap 6 4
4 2 Template:Country flagicon Denny Hulme Brabham-Repco 78 + 2 Laps 2 3
5 14 Template:Country flagicon Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax 78 + 2 Laps 10 2
6 1 Template:Country flagicon Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco 76 + 4 Laps 1 1
NC 19 Template:Country flagicon Dave Charlton Brabham-Climax 63 Not Classified 8  
NC 20 Template:Country flagicon Luki Botha Brabham-Climax 60 Not Classified 17  
Ret 18 Template:Country flagicon Sam Tingle LDS-Climax 56 Accident 14  
Ret 16 Template:Country flagicon Piers Courage Lotus-BRM 51 Fuel System 18  
Ret 9 Template:Country flagicon Dan Gurney Eagle-Climax 44 Suspension 11  
Ret 12 Template:Country flagicon Jo Siffert Cooper-Maserati 41 Engine 16  
Ret 3 Template:Country flagicon Jochen Rindt Cooper-Maserati 38 Engine 7  
Ret 6 Template:Country flagicon Mike Spence BRM 31 Oil Leak 13  
Ret 15 Template:Country flagicon Jo Bonnier Cooper-Maserati 30 Engine 12  
Ret 7 Template:Country flagicon Jim Clark Lotus-BRM 22 Engine 3  
Ret 8 Template:Country flagicon Graham Hill Lotus-BRM 6 Accident 15  
Ret 5 Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart BRM 2 Engine 9  

Notes

  • Pole position: Jack Brabham - 1:28.3
  • Fastest Lap: Denny Hulme - 1:29.9
  • Cooper's last Formula 1 victory.