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1963 Rand Grand Prix

South Africa  1963 Rand Grand Prix
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Date 14 December 1963
Official name VI Rand Grand Prix
Location Kyalami, Johannesburg
Course Permanent racing facility
4.096 km (2.545 mi)
Distance 25 x 2 laps, 204.8 km (127.25 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 1:34.1
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Time 1:34.8 (Heat 1) / 1:35.5 (Heat 2)
First United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari
Second Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari
Third South Africa Peter de Klerk Alfa Romeo Special

The 6th Rand Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 14 December 1963 at Kyalami, South Africa. The race was run over two heats, each of 25 laps of the circuit, and was won overall by British driver John Surtees in a Ferrari 156.

Surtees secured pole position for the first heat, and won with team-mate Lorenzo Bandini in second. This result was repeated in the second heat for the Ferraris to take the 1-2 positions very comfortably. Local drivers took the minor placings after Team Lotus suffered from fuel vaporisation problems.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid Heat 1 / 2
1 United Kingdom John Surtees SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari 1.20:11.0 1 1st / 1st
2 Italy Lorenzo Bandini SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari + 1:26.2 s 3 2nd / 2nd
3 South Africa Peter de Klerk Otelle Nucci Alfa Romeo Special + 2:19.3 s 5 3rd / 4th
4 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love John Love Cooper-Climax + 2:19.5 s 6 4th / 3rd
5 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Lawson Organisation Lotus-Climax + 4:03.8 s 7 7th / 8th
6 United Kingdom David Prophet David Prophet Brabham-Ford + 4:19.0 s 12 9th / 7th
7 South Africa Paddy Driver Selby Auto Spares Lotus-BRM 49 laps 10 11th / 9th
8 South Africa Doug Serrurier Otelle Nucci LDS-Alfa Romeo 40 laps 9 5th / 11th
9 South Africa Gene Bosman Gene Bosman LDS-Alfa Romeo 48 laps 14 12th / 10th
10 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 46 laps 2 17th / 6th
11 South Africa Dave Charlton Ecurie Tomahawk Lotus-Ford 46 laps 18 13th / 17th
12 South Africa Alex Blignaut Team Valencia Cooper-Climax 46 laps 19 14th / 15th
13 South Africa Jack Holme Jackie Holme Lotus-Climax 46 laps 17 16th / 14th
14 South Africa Rauten Hartmann Rauten Hartmann Netuar-Peugeot 46 laps 20 15th / 16th
15 South Africa Clive Trundell Clive Trundell Cooper-Climax 44 laps 13 18th / 13th
16 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 43 laps 4 19th / 5th
17 South Africa David Clapham Scuderia Los Amigos LDS-Climax 37 laps 15 20th / 18th
18 South Africa George van Straaten George van Straaten LDS-Ford 34 laps / Engine 16 Ret / 12th
Ret Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo Mechanical 21 8th / Ret
Ret South Africa Brausch Niemann Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford Lost wheel / Ignition 8 Ret / Ret
Ret South Africa Trevor Blokdyk Scuderia Lupini Cooper-Maserati Oil line 11 6th / Ret
Ret Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Clive Puzey Clive Puzey Lotus-Climax Gearbox 22 Ret / DNS
WD South Africa Bruce Huntley Bruce Huntley Cooper-Alfa Romeo - - / -
WD South Africa Bob Hay Bob Hay Lotus-Climax - - / -
WD South Africa Clive Underwood Clive Underwood Cooper-Alfa Romeo - - / -
  • Blokdyk also entered his Cooper-Alfa Romeo and recorded a faster practice time in this car than in the car he ultimately raced.
  • Ferrari entered a third car but withdrew it without designating a driver.


  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Race results at [1]

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