South African GP won by Jim Clark in a Lotus-Ford.
Kyalami, South Africa...Jim Clark of Scotland drove his Lotus-Ford to victory as the Formula One season opened with the South African Grand Prix on the 2.5 mile Kyalami circuit. The win was the 25th of Clark's career, moving him past Juan Manuel Fangio to become at the time, the winningest driver in F1 history. Sadly, it would be Clark's final championship F1 start as he died in a F2 crash, in April, before the next championship event.
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