1977 South Africa Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Kyalami circuit. Full information

1977 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1977 South Africa Grand Prix poster

1977 South Africa Grand Prix

1977 South Africa Grand Prix is 283rd Formula 1 race. Passed at the Kyalami circuit. James Hunt won the pole position, Niki Lauda won this race. Jody Scheckter and Patrick Depailler also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 78 laps (320 km).

Previous race: 1977 Brazil Grand Prix
Next race: 1977 USA West Grand Prix
Race Start: 5th March 1977

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1977 South Africa Grand Prix

66th victory for the Ferrari team
13th victory for the Niki Lauda
24th podium for the Niki Lauda
16th podium for the Jody Scheckter
10th podium for the Patrick Depailler

1977 South Africa Grand Prix

1977 South Africa Grand Prix

Ferrari 312T2 - 1977 South Africa Grand Prix winner

Ferrari 312T2 #11 - 1977 South Africa Grand Prix winner

1977 South Africa Grand Prix results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #11 9.00  1h 42m 21.6s  ( 187.639 km/h ) 78 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
2 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR1, #20 6.00  1h 42m 26.8s  ( +05.2s ) 78 Walter Wolf Racing
3 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 4.00  1h 42m 27.3s  ( +05.7s ) 78 Elf Team Tyrrell
4 James Hunt McLaren M23, #1 3.00  1h 42m 31.1s  ( +09.5s ) 78 Marlboro Team McLaren
5 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #2 2.00  1h 42m 41.5s  ( +19.9s ) 78 Marlboro Team McLaren
6 John Watson Brabham BT45, #7 1.00  1h 42m 41.8s  ( +20.2s ) 78 Martini Racing
7 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 0  1h 42m 45.2s  ( +23.6s ) 78 Beta Team Surtees
8 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #12 0  1h 42m 48.3s  ( +26.7s ) 78 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 Clay Regazzoni Ensign N177, #22 0  1h 43m 07.8s  ( +46.2s ) 78 Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol
10 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #28 0  1h 43m 33.3s  ( +1m 11.7s ) 78 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
11 Hans Binder Surtees TS19, #18 0   77 Durex Team Surtees
12 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 78, #6 0   77 John Player Team Lotus
13 Carlos Pace Brabham BT45B, #8 0   76 Martini Racing
14 Brett Lunger March 761, #30 0   76 Chesterfield Racing
15 Larry Perkins BRM P201B, #14 0   73 Rotary Watches Stanley BRM
ab Alex Ribeiro March 761B, #9 0  Engine 66 Hollywood March Racing
ab Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761B, #10 0  Engine 55 Team Rothmans Internationnal
ab Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 0  Collision 43 John Player Team Lotus
ab Boy Hayje March 761, #33 0  Accident 33 RAM Racing/F&S Properties
ab Tom Pryce Shadow DN8, #16 0  Fatal accident 22 Shadow Racing Team
ab Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 0  Accident 22 Ligier Gitanes
ab Renzo Zorzi Shadow DN8, #17 0  Fuel line 21 Shadow Racing Team
ab Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell P34, #3 0  Fuel pressure 5 Elf Team Tyrrell

Qualifying Results for the 1977 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 James Hunt McLaren M23, #1 1'15''96 Marlboro Team McLaren
2 Carlos Pace Brabham BT45B, #8 1'16''01 Martini Racing
3 Niki Lauda Ferrari 312T2, #11 1'16''29 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell P34, #4 1'16''33 Elf Team Tyrrell
5 Jody Scheckter Wolf WR1, #20 1'16''35 Walter Wolf Racing
6 Mario Andretti Lotus 78, #5 1'16''38 John Player Team Lotus
7 Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell P34, #3 1'16''44 Elf Team Tyrrell
8 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 312T2, #12 1'16''54 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
9 Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar FD04, #28 1'16''64 Copersucar-Fittipaldi
10 Gunnar Nilsson Lotus 78, #6 1'16''65 John Player Team Lotus
11 John Watson Brabham BT45, #7 1'16''71 Martini Racing
12 Jacques Laffite Ligier JS7, #26 1'16''74 Ligier Gitanes
13 Jochen Mass McLaren M23, #2 1'16''99 Marlboro Team McLaren
14 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees TS19, #19 1'17''08 Beta Team Surtees
15 Tom Pryce Shadow DN8, #16 1'17''11 Shadow Racing Team
16 Clay Regazzoni Ensign N177, #22 1'17''21 Team Tissot Ensign with Castrol
17 Alex Ribeiro March 761B, #9 1'17''44 Hollywood March Racing
18 Hans-Joachim Stuck March 761B, #10 1'17''49 Team Rothmans Internationnal
19 Hans Binder Surtees TS19, #18 1'18''07 Durex Team Surtees
20 Renzo Zorzi Shadow DN8, #17 1'18''42 Shadow Racing Team
21 Boy Hayje March 761, #33 1'19''59 RAM Racing/F&S Properties
22 Larry Perkins BRM P201B, #14 1'21''77 Rotary Watches Stanley BRM
23 Brett Lunger March 761, #30 1'24''35 Chesterfield Racing

List of all cars for the 1977 South Africa Grand Prix on the Kyalami circuit

Ensign N177

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Lotus 78

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ferrari 312T2

Ferrari 015 F12 3.0

Shadow DN8

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Surtees TS19

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Ligier JS7

Matra MS76 V12 3.0

McLaren M23

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Tyrrell P34

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

March 761B

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Wolf WR1

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Copersucar FD04

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

Brabham BT45B

Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0

March 761

Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0

BRM P201B

BRM P200 V12 3.0