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1962 South African Grand Prix

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Date  29 December 1962
Course length  3.920 km (2.436 mi)
1962 South African Grand Prix

Official name  IX South African Grand Prix
Location  Prince George Circuit East London, South Africa
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  82 laps, 321.415 km (199.718 mi)

The 1962 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at East London on 29 December 1962. It was the ninth and final race of the 1962 Formula One season. Jim Clark led the race until 20 laps from the finish, when an oil leak forced him to retire. Had this not occurred and Clark finished the race in first, he would have been crowned world champion.

Championship standings after the race

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  • References

    1962 South African Grand Prix Wikipedia