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  South African Grand Prix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The South African Grand Prix was first run as a Grand Prix motor racing handicap race in 1934 at the Prince George Circuit at East London, Eastern Cape Province.
The first South African F1 race was held on December 29, 1962 at the East London track.
In 1967, the race was moved to Kyalami, where it would remain as long as the South African Grand Prix was on the official Formula One calendar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_African_Grand_Prix   (268 words)

 F1 News > The South African Grand Prix - Grandprix.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
FURTHER details are emerging about the future of Grand Prix racing in South Africa with the recent announcement by the cellular telephone company Vodacom that it will pour as much as $50m into the sport in the course of the next five years.
If South Africa does win a place in the calendar it will be at the expense of one of the European venues as the teams are still refusing to do more than 16 races in a season, despite the FIA's wish that the series be extended to 18 or even 20 events.
The deal between the AASA and Vodacom gives the phone company the naming rights to all South African motorsport championships and the expansion of the racing school at Kyalami in the hope that the country will be able to produce a new champion to follow in the footsteps of Jody Scheckter.
www.grandprix.com /ns/ns01595.html   (276 words)

 South African Formula One Championship
South African saloon car driver Basil Van Rooyen got his first taste of single-seater racing when he competed in the 1968 South African Grand Prix, entered by John Love to drive the ageing Cooper Climax T79 (in which Love so nearly won the 1967 SAGP).
The 1974 SAGP saw a strong contingent of South African privateers enter: Charlton in the McLaren M23, Keizan in the Tyrrell and Scheckter and Driver in the Gunston Lotus 72E's.
Although always fast in qualifying, his five race Grand Prix season were a series of mishaps and accidents, the most remarkable being a spin on the second lap of the British GP in which he wiped out half the field, fortunately without serious injury to anyone.
www.geocities.com /russell_sheldon/saf1championship.html   (3632 words)

 Rider sweeper - large sweepers street sweeping South Africa
It was with anticipation that every South African motor racing enthusiasts watched the first ever South Africa A1 Grand Prix race which took place between 27 - 29 January 2006 in Durban, Kwazulu Natal South Africa.
All A1 Grand Prix events are held in cities such as Monaco, California and Durban just to name a few.
Tennant South Africa cleaning equipment was approached by the A1 GP organizers to sweep the racetrack prior to the training, qualifying and final events.
www.tennantsa.com /html/street-sweepers.html   (318 words)

 Ecclestone hints at South African grand prix - Sport - Times Online (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
South Africa last staged a race in 1993 at Kyalami near Johannesburg, a track which is now in dire need of modernisation.
Ecclestone today appeared to confirm a grand prix would return to South Africa in the near future, with design work set to begin later this year on the new track at Cape Town.
South Africa was a traditional destination for Formula One, even during most of the apartheid era, and still retains an affection for the sport.
www.timesonline.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /article/0,,5923-1342389,00.html   (422 words)

 Atlas F1 Special Report from Kyalami Testing
Perfect, sunny South African conditions saw the trio swapping fastest times towards the end of the session this afternoon, as the afternoon shadows stretched over Kyalami, and track and ambient temperatures dropped off from highs of 40deg.C and 28deg.C respectively.
With a guaranteed sponsor ready to underwrite a Grand Prix at Kyalami, in the form of local cellular giant, Vodacom, and a circuit passed by the FIA and ready to host a race, Kyalami is ideally set for a Grand Prix this year, should the opportunity arise...
The current Grand Prix cars run on grooved tyres, along with considerable changes introduced by the FIA to in an effort to slow the cars down.
www.atlasf1.com /news/1999/1109.htm   (906 words)

 Grand Prix Circuit Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The A1 Grand Prix race held on this circuit was racing's first return to South Africa since the 1993 South African Grand Prix.
The inaugural race for A1 Grand Prix was a great success, watched by over 100,000 fans over the race weekend, who were not disappointed with the close action on this exciting and narrow circuit.
The street circuit was first used on the 9th October 2004, for a round of the South African V8 championship.
www.travelplaces.co.uk /mr-a1-circuits-durban.htm   (218 words)

 Current Projects
South Africa, in a world first, hosted the Formula One two-seater Grand Prix at Kyalami on the 9th of August 2004.
Motorsport South Africa, in conjunction with numerous parties, have for five years tried to start a fair and cheap introduction to the world of motorcycle racing for those aged 10 to 18.
In a major step forward for the South African Production Car Championship, it was announced that Sahara Computers will sponsor the championship for five years, based on a performance contract brokered by Pole Position Promotions, that will see the Production Car Championship reach levels of entertainment not seen in years.
www.poleposition.co.za /currentprojects.htm   (498 words)

 Grand Prix Masters: Kyalami 2005
When Mansell gave his Grand Prix debut at Zeltweg in 1980, Fittipaldi decided to retire, from the middle of the nineties they were driving against each other in the Indy Car Series.
Jacques Laffite, who had driven 176 Grand Prix as Graham Hill had done before, but who was not able to return like the Briton caused by the leg injuries he had sustained at Brands Hatch in 1986, was the oldest driver being 62 years of age.
The Grand Prix at Kyalami always had taken place either at the beginning of the season or at it`s end, never in the middle of the year.
www.research-racing.de /gpm05-1.htm   (4220 words)

 Formula 1: Jody Scheckter - SouthAfrica.info
In 1972 he enjoyed one Grand Prix drive and in 1973 he certainly made an impact - though not the kind he would have wanted to make.
Nonetheless, the South African ace enjoyed a consistent season and finished third in the world championship standings.
During his career he took part in 113 grands prix, won 10 of them, finished second 14 times and third 10 times.
www.southafrica.info /ess_info/sa_glance/sports/greats/scheckter.htm   (620 words)

 Grand Prix 2001 - Round 2 - Preview - Kyalami
This is the fifth running of the South African GP, held in 1984 and 1985 at the original Kyalami circuit outside Johannesburg, and in 1992 at the rebuilt Kyalami.
The 1999 motorcycle GP was the inaugural event at the brand-new track, which won praise for a design that packs the circuit into a compact area, offering good spectator views, but at the same time has fifth and sixth-gear bends as well as slow corners.
Proton Team KR rider Jurgen van den Goorbergh is hoping that the special nature of the South African circuit will be his first real chance of the year to prove a point.
www.mcnews.com.au /MotorcycleRacing2001/GrandPrix500/Round2/Preview.htm   (2648 words)

 2006 South African A1 grand prix tours, A1GP tickets, A1 GP hotels.
For the duration of your 2006 South African A1 Grand Prix tour you will be based in Umhlanga Rocks, located about 35 km north of the Durban International Airport and 15 km north of the A1GP racing circuit.
Over and above the VIP Hospitality Tickets F1 Grand Prix Tours.Com are in a unique position to organise pitwalks for all its clients on both the Friday and Saturday during the race weekend, at a supplementary cost.
All international South African A1 GP tour packages are payable in full with booking.
www.f1grandprixtours.com /south-african-a1gp-tours-tickets-hotels.php   (813 words)

 The United States Grand Prix
The Grand Prix that had raced in the streets of Monte Carlo and the forests of Spa and the Nurburgring now found itself amongst the Winnebagos of middle America.
In the new millennium a new United States Grand Prix is due to be held at a modified Indianapolis.
As a final irony; that which destroyed Grand Prix racing in the United States was now assisting in its rebirth.
www.ddavid.com /formula1/usgp.htm   (901 words)

 SlotForum > South African F1 series 1968—1975: A Brief History
Probably the two least known but most successful South Africans involved in F1 are Gordon Murray, who used to design both Brabham and McLaren cars, and who was responsible for the McLaren F1 GTR sports car, and current Ferrari F1 designer Rory Byrne.
The track was previously owned by the Automobile Association of South Africa, which acquired the venue 11 years ago after financial problems surrounding the South Africa Grand Prix resulted in the collapse of the company which owned the circuit.
As you mentioned, he finished 4th in the 1962 Rand Grand Prix but was tragically killed during practice for the 1962 Natal GP.
www.slotforum.com /forums/lofiversion/index.php/t5220.html   (5241 words)

 F1 Rejects - To Have Loved and Lost: The 1967 South African GP
Picture this: the 2004 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne is to be held on the first Sunday in January.
Rodriguez recorded Cooper's last Grand Prix victory despite only having had two gears for most of the race, with Love 26.4 seconds behind in a gallant drive, a brilliant demonstration of local know-how against the supposed might of the international contingent.
John Love continued to be one of the leading racers in southern Africa despite nearing 50 years of age, and he kept competing in the World Championship South African GP right up to 1972, although he never emulated the success of January 2, 1967.
www.f1rejects.com /centrale/love/index.html   (1595 words)

 South African Porsche RSR turbo sponsored by F1 Grand Prix Tours
Formula 0ne Grand Prix Tours is a company based in South Africa and has been sponsoring a 1974 Porsche RSR Turbo currently being raced very competitively in two South African racing series.
The company is proud of it very successful sponsorship with this stunning South African built car and feels that its involvement with motor racing in South Africa provided it with a definite advantage when it comes to the designing of its international Formula One F1 Grand Prix tour packages.
Like motor sport, the successful design and management of Formula One Grand Prix tour packages is based on teamwork, dedication and knowledge.
www.f1grandprixtours.com /racing_sponsorship.php   (755 words)

The Altech South African Grand Prix will take place over the Women's Day long weekend of August 6 - 9 and includes top international music artists and extreme sports that will wow the expected 100 000 strong crowd.
As part of the build-up to the Grand Prix two cars will be flown out from Europe and put through their paces at the circuit on June 6.
"I think that South Africans are in for the ride of their lives as the Formula One fever moves up a gear in the coming months." Only limited tickets are available for this event so don't miss out by purchasing your tickets from Computicket (www.computicket.co.za).
myweb.absa.co.za /hputter/sagp1.html   (347 words)

 Article listings | FAI Gliding Commission - IGC
Two further Qualifying Grand Prix events (Saint Auban, France, and Gransden Lodge, UK) were held in the week from 3 to 9 September, 2006.
The first experimental Sailplane Grand Prix events were held in January 2001 in Gawler, Australia (parallel to the first Club Class World Gliding Championships) and in June 2003 in Saint-Auban, France.
The first official FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix was held from the 2nd to the 11th of September, 2005, in Saint-Auban, France.
www.fai.org /gliding/article/competitions   (1411 words)

 African Formula One Grand Prix Bid
South Africa has already made its mark on F1 internationally with Rory Byrne, a South African, designing the Ferraris that have dominated the sport of Formula 1 in recent years and winning five consecutive World Driver's and Constructor's Championships...
The F1 Grand Prix, the pinnacle of motorsport and the third largest sporting event in the world, is destined for South Africa and the beautiful City of Cape Town if the South African Grand Prix Bid Company is successful in its licence application to Formula One Management.
However, staging this prestigious event will give South Africa an opportunity to showcase the country at large and specifically its motor manufacturing industry, which is recognised world-wide for its global export programme.
www.f1bid.co.za   (331 words)

 Yellow Pages South African Grand Prix - 1992 - Grand Prix Racing - the whole story
Mansell started the race on pole and never looked in danger of failing to claim his 22nd Grand Prix win.
The win marked a South African double for Mansell - he won the last Grand Prix held there seven years ago.
Nigel Mansell said he was "very pleased" after romping to his 22nd Grand Prix win and starting the new F1 campaign at the top of the leader-board.
www.gpracing.net192.com /races/reports/517.cfm   (533 words)

 South African Grand Prix - 1967 - Grand Prix Racing - the whole story
South African Grand Prix - 1967 - Grand Prix Racing - the whole story
For the the first time the South Africa Grand Prix was staged at the Kyalami circuit, on the outskirts of Johannesburg.
Ferrari were missing from the grid and most of the competitors arrived with their 1966 cars.
www.gpracing.net192.com /races/reports/151.cfm   (266 words)

 pitpass - the latest, hottest F1 & A1GP news
Watched by a hugely enthusiastic crowd of 12,500 people at the AA Kyalami Grand Prix circuit, the Minardi team today introduced South African motor racing fans to the excitement of its unique two-seater Formula One programme.
In the course of an action-packed day, Wilux Minardi Cosworth drivers, Zsolt Baumgartner and Bas Leinders, and up-and-coming South African International F3000 Championship racer, Alan van der Merwe, took 20 breathless passengers for high-speed rides of the challenging 4.30-km track that was home to the South African Grand Prix until 1993.
The purpose of today's event was to publicise the Altech South African F1x2 Grand Prix, which will be held at Kyalami on Monday, August 9, and will feature the full Minardi F1x2 'fleet' of eight cars.
www.pitpass.com /fes_php/pitpass_news_item.php?fes_art_id=21210   (456 words)

 :: GRAND PRIX MASTERS RACE AT KYALAMI ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
THE world of high-performance motor racing is set to be revolutionised by the establishment of A1 Grand Prix, which will oversee the new World Cup of Motorsport.
THE AA Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is set for another lap: a consortium comprising MJF Associates, Imperial Bank and Imperial Motor Holdings has bought it for R42-million.
Morbidelli, who began racing at the age of 12, is a veteran of 70 Formula 1 Grand Prix, signing up as Ferrari's test driver in 1990.
www.joburg.org.za /2005/nov/nov9_grandprix.stm   (763 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - Formula 1: Jordan calls for African Grand Prix
Eddie Jordan today called for Africa to be put back on the Grand Prix calendar.
The last race in Africa was the South African Grand Prix in 1993 at the Kyalami circuit - and Jordan insisted today that it was time another race be hosted there.
Jordan's comments have come in the light of the threat from the FIA president Max Mosley to reduce the amount of World Championship counting Grand Prix in Europe, if TV rights for Formula 1 are taken out of the hands of the governing body by the European Union.
www.rte.ie /sport/2000/0202/formula1.html   (144 words)

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