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1977 Brazilian GP
1976 South African GP

1977 South African GP

1977 Race of Champions
1977 US West GP
1978 South African GP
 XXIII  South African Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSaturday 5 March 1977
Start time14:00
EventSouth African GP
CircuitKyalami
Event FormatRace of 78 laps
Race3 of 18
Championship race283
Circuit
Laps78
Circuit Perimeter4104 m
Race Distance4104 × 78 = 320.112 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Dry
Participants
Entries23
Qualifiers23
Finishers15
Championship Debutants
Brabham BT45B (Car Model),
Chesterfield Racing (Entrant),
   RAM Racing/F&S Properties (Entrant)
MilestonesCastrol - 20th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
John Watson - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Patrick Depailler - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
DeathsTom Pryce
Records Broken 1. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioWolf (33.33%),
2. Most 21st Place QualificationsMarch (16)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (224),
2. Most RetirementsLotus (321),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (356),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (235),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (67),
6. Most Races LedFerrari (171),
7. Most Laps LedFerrari (4684),
8. Most Race EntriesLotus (744),
9. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (69),
10. Most 8th Place QualificationsFerrari (42),
11. Most 23rd Place QualificationsMarch (16)

Championships
1 Jody Scheckter 15 
up
2 Niki Lauda 13 
up
 Carlos Reutemann 13 
down
4 James Hunt 9 
down
5 Carlos Pace 6 
down
6 Emerson Fittipaldi 6 
down
7 Patrick Depailler 4 
up
8 Jochen Mass 2 
up
 Mario Andretti 2 
down
10 Gunnar Nilsson 2 
down
11 Renzo Zorzi 1 
down
 John Watson 1 
same
13 Clay Regazzoni 1 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 22 
same
2 Wolf / Ford 15 
same
3 McLaren / Ford 9 
same
4 Brabham / Alfa Romeo 7 
down
5 Fittipaldi / Ford 6 
same
6 Tyrrell / Ford 4 
up
7 Lotus / Ford 4 
down
8 Shadow / Ford 1 
down
 Ensign / Ford 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 11Car 1Car 7
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACMarlboro Team McLarenMartini Racing
DriverNiki LaudaJames HuntJohn Watson
CarFerrari 312T2McLaren M23Brabham BT45
EngineFerrari 3.0 F12Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8Alfa Romeo 3.0 F12
Time1:42'21.61'15.961'17.63
Speed187.639 km/h194.502 km/h190.318 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led