F1 in Africa: How Team Gunston started a sponsorship revolution

This riot of corporate colour began over 50 years ago with one tiny, little-remembered South African team that competed in only seven World Championship races – and failed to score a single point. But alongside this, Chapman was also thinking about the car that had finished ninth in the orange and brown colours of a South African cigarette company. But by then, there was no Team Gunston on the starting line. The pioneers of racing car sponsorship only had enough money to take part in one World Championship race a season – their home one. Team Gunston continued in other categories of motorsport until 1982 but their F1 days had ended after seven races and zero points.

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