1976 South Africa Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Kyalami circuit. Full information

1976 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1976 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1976 South Africa Grand Prix

1976 South Africa Grand Prix is 266th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Kyalami circuit. James Hunt won the pole position, Niki Lauda won this race. James Hunt and Jochen Mass also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 78 laps (320 km).

Previous race: 1976 Brazil Grand Prix
Next race: 1976 USA West Grand Prix
Race Start: 6th March 1976

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1976 South Africa Grand Prix

60th victory for the Ferrari team
9th victory for the Niki Lauda
15th podium for the Niki Lauda
10th podium for the James Hunt
5th podium for the Jochen Mass

Niki Lauda - Winner of the 1976 South Africa Grand Prix

Niki Lauda - Winner of the 1976 South Africa Grand Prix

1976 South Africa Grand Prix

1976 South Africa Grand Prix

Ferrari 312T - 1976 South Africa Grand Prix winner

Ferrari 312T #1 - 1976 South Africa Grand Prix winner

1976 South Africa Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T, #1 9.00  1h 42m 18.4s  ( 187.737 km/h ) 78 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 James Hunt McLaren M23, #11 6.00  1h 42m 19.7s  ( +01.3s ) 78 Marlboro Team McLaren
3 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #12 4.00  1h 43m 04.3s  ( +45.9s ) 78 Marlboro Team McLaren
4 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell 007, #3 3.00  1h 43m 26.8s  ( +1m 08.4s ) 78 Elf Team Tyrrell
5 John Watson Penske PC3, #28 2.00   77 Citibank Team Penske
6 Mario Andretti Parnelli VPJ4B, #27 1.00   77 Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing
7 Tom Pryce Shadow DN5B, #16 0   77 Shadow Racing Team
8 Vittorio Brambilla March 761, #9 0   77 Beta Team March
9 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 007, #4 0   77 Elf Team Tyrrell
10 Bob Evans Lotus 77, #5 0   77 John Player Team Lotus
11 Brett Lunger Surtees TS19, #18 0   77 Team Surtees
12 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761, #34 0   76 March Engineering
13 Michel Leclere Williams FW05, #21 0   76 Frank Williams Racing Cars
14 Chris Amon Ensign N174, #22 0   76 Team Ensign
15 Harald Ertl Hesketh 308D, #24 0   74 Hesketh Racing
16 Jacky Ickx Williams FW05, #20 0   73 Frank Williams Racing Cars
17 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #30 0  Engine 70 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
ab Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312T, #2 0  Engine 52 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
ab Jacques Laffite Ligier JS5, #26 0  Engine 49 Ligier Gitanes
ab Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN5B, #17 0  Radiator 28 Shadow Racing Team
ab Carlos Pace Brabham BT45, #8 0  Oil pressure 22 Martini Racing
ab Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 77, #6 0  Clutch 18 John Player Team Lotus
ab Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT45, #7 0  Oil pressure 16 Martini Racing
ab Ronnie Peterson March 761, #10 0  Accident 15 March Engineering
ab Ian Scheckter Tyrrell 007, #15 0  Collision 0 Lexington Racing
f Ian Ashley BRM P201B, #14 0  Withdrawal of the team   Stanley BRM

Qualifying Results for the 1976 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 James Hunt McLaren M23, #11 1'16''10 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T, #1 1'16''20 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
3 John Watson Penske PC3, #28 1'16''43 Citibank Team Penske
4 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #12 1'16''45 Marlboro Team McLaren
5 Vittorio Brambilla March 761, #9 1'16''64 Beta Team March
6 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell 007, #4 1'16''77 Elf Team Tyrrell
7 Tom Pryce Shadow DN5B, #16 1'16''84 Shadow Racing Team
8 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS5, #26 1'16''88 Ligier Gitanes
9 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312T, #2 1'16''94 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
10 Ronnie Peterson March 761, #10 1'17''03 March Engineering
11 Carlos Reutemann Brabham BT45, #7 1'17''09 Martini Racing
12 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell 007, #3 1'17''18 Elf Team Tyrrell
13 Mario Andretti Parnelli VPJ4B, #27 1'17''25 Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing
14 Carlos Pace Brabham BT45, #8 1'17''26 Martini Racing
15 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN5B, #17 1'17''35 Shadow Racing Team
16 Ian Scheckter Tyrrell 007, #15 1'17''40 Lexington Racing
17 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761, #34 1'17''44 March Engineering
18 Chris Amon Ensign N174, #22 1'17''73 Team Ensign
19 Jacky Ickx Williams FW05, #20 1'18''13 Frank Williams Racing Cars
20 Brett Lunger Surtees TS19, #18 1'18''36 Team Surtees
21 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #30 1'18''40 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
22 Michel Leclere Williams FW05, #21 1'18''82 Frank Williams Racing Cars
23 Bob Evans Lotus 77, #5 1'19''35 John Player Team Lotus
24 Harald Ertl Hesketh 308D, #24 1'22''11 Hesketh Racing
25 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 77, #6 1'22''70 John Player Team Lotus
0 Ian Ashley BRM P201B, #14 0 Stanley BRM

List of all cars for the 1976 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

Shadow DN5B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar FD04

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell 007

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ensign N174

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

March 761

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 77

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Williams FW05

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Hesketh 308D

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS5

Matra MS73 V12 3.0

Ferrari 312T

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

BRM P201B

BRM P200 V12 3.0

Penske PC3

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Parnelli VPJ4B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0