Formula 1 1976 South African Grand Prix

data

1976-03-06
2
Kyalami
Niki Lauda
James Hunt

The 1976 South African Grand Prix was won by Niki Lauda of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in South Africa, James Hunt could not convert this into a win.

The race in South Africa was round 2 of 16 of the 1976 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 78 1:42:18.4 9
2 78 +1.3 6
3 78 +45.9 4
4 78 +1:08.4 3
5 77 +1 Lap 2
6 77 +1 Lap 1
7 77 +1 Lap 0
8 77 +1 Lap 0
9 77 +1 Lap 0
10 77 +1 Lap 0
11 77 +1 Lap 0
12 76 +2 Laps 0
13 76 +2 Laps 0
14 76 +2 Laps 0
15 74 +4 Laps 0
16 73 +5 Laps 0
17 70 Engine 0
52 Engine 0
49 Engine 0
28 Radiator 0
22 Oil pressure 0
18 Clutch 0
16 Oil pressure 0
15 Accident 0
0 Accident 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 James Hunt McLaren
2 Niki Lauda Ferrari
3 John Watson Penske
4 Jochen Mass McLaren
5 Vittorio Brambilla March
6 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell
7 Tom Pryce Shadow
8 Jacques Laffite Ligier
9 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
11 Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Alfa Romeo
12 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell
13 Ronnie Peterson March
13 Mario Andretti Parnelli
14 Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo
15 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow
16 Ian Scheckter Tyrrell
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck March
18 Chris Amon Ensign
19 Jacky Ickx Wolf
20 Brett Lunger Surtees
21 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi
22 Michel Leclère Wolf
23 Bob Evans Team Lotus
24 Harald Ertl Hesketh
25 Gunnar Nilsson Team Lotus

1976 South African Grand Prix

The 1976 South African Grand Prix (formally the XXII South African Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 6 March 1976 at Kyalami in Transvaal Province, South Africa. It was the second round of the 1976 Formula One season. The race was the 22nd South African Grand Prix and the tenth to be held at Kyalami. The race was held over 78 laps of the 4.104-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 320 kilometres.

The race was won by Austrian driver Niki Lauda in a Ferrari 312T. The win was Lauda's third win in succession. He finished 1.3 seconds ahead of British driver and Lauda's season long rival James Hunt in a McLaren M23. Hunt's McLaren team mate, West German driver Jochen Mass, finished third.

Hunt took pole position for the second time in two races, with Lauda alongside. Lauda led into the first corner, with Hunt dropping down to fourth behind Mass and Italian driver Vittorio Brambilla in his March 761. Hunt was waved through by Mass, and passed Brambilla to take second after five laps. Lauda led from start to finish to win. Behind Hunt and Mass, South African driver Jody Scheckter was fourth in his Tyrrell 007. A lap down in fifth was British driver John Watson in a Penske PC3 with Mario Andretti sixth in a Parnelli VPJ4B.

Two wins from two races saw Lauda twelve points clear in the championship over Hunt and Tyrrell's Patrick Depailler. In the constructors' championship, Ferrari were nine points clear of Tyrrell and eleven points ahead of McLaren.


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