Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jim Clark Wins, Goodyear Tire Debuts At South African - January 1, 1965

January 1, 1965
Jim Clark of Team Lotus, finished 29 seconds ahead of the Ferrari of John Surtees, to win the South African Grand Prix, at East London, South Africa.

Jim Clark celebrated Hogmanay by dominating the race, leading from pole and breaking the 100 mph barrier, winning by half a minute over John Surtees and Graham Hill, with even time to complete an extra lap after the chequered flag was waved a lap too early. Mike Spence, Bruce McLaren and débutant Jackie Stewart completed the points positions. Goodyear made their Grand Prix début with the Brabham team, challenging the Dunlop monopoly. 

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