F1 in Africa: How the British captured East London

The race had a prize of £250 and attracted a crowd of 65,000. Hill had been champion in 1962, Clark in 1963 and John Surtees in 1964. The only question for 1965 was: which one of them would become the first double champion?. He did get a measure of redemption by winning the South African Grand Prix in 1966. The South African Grand Prix would return to the proper F1 calendar in 1967 – but East London would not. By now a brand new circuit had been built, one that would become synonymous with the race from then to now: Kyalami.

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