Event: South African Grand Prix
Track: Kyalami

The 1977 South African Formula 1 Grand Prix was the third round of seventeen GP's.

This race will be forever remembered by the tragic death of a 19 years old marshal and driver Tom Pryce. Pryce got hit on the head by the marshal's fire extinguisher who ran across the track to help his team mate at the Shadow F1 Team Renzo Zorzi.

Pryce was driving around 270 km/h at the time of the impact. Unfortunately the marshal also got killed. The young man had severe injuries and was unrecognisable. Pryce also was instantly killed by the hit of the 18kg extinguisher. His car just kept on driving with the deadth Pryce behind the wheel to end up in the catch fences in corner at the end of the mainstraight.

Classification 1977 South African F1 GP

PNoDriverTeamTimeLapsGridPts
111Austria Niki Lauda
Italy Ferrari01:42:21.60078
3
9
220South Africa Jody Scheckter
Canada Wolf01:42:26.80078
5
6
34France Patrick Depailler
United Kingdom Tyrrell01:42:27.30078
4
4
41United Kingdom James Hunt
United Kingdom McLaren01:42:31.10078
1
3
52Germany Jochen Mass
United Kingdom McLaren01:42:41.50078
12
2
67United Kingdom John Watson
United Kingdom Brabham01:42:41.80078
11
1
719Italy Vittorio Brambilla
United Kingdom Surtees01:42:45.20078
14
0
812Argentina Carlos Reutemann
Italy Ferrari01:42:48.30078
8
0
922Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
United Kingdom Ensign01:43:07.80078
16
0
1028Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi
Brazil Fittipaldi01:43:33.30078
9
0
1118Austria Hans Binder
United Kingdom Surtees+1 lap77
19
0
126Sweden Gunnar Nilsson
United Kingdom Team Lotus+1 lap77
10
0
138Brazil Carlos Pace
United Kingdom Brabham+2 laps76
2
0
1430United States Brett Lunger
United Kingdom March+2 laps76
23
0
1514Australia Larry Perkins
United Kingdom BRM+5 laps73
22
0
DNF9Brazil Alex Ribeiro
United Kingdom MarchEngine66
17
0
DNF10Germany Hans Joachim Stuck
United Kingdom MarchEngine55
18
0
DNF5United States Mario Andretti
United Kingdom Team LotusAccident43
6
0
DNF33Netherlands Boy Hayje
United Kingdom MarchGearbox33
21
0
DNF26France Jacques Laffite
France LigierAccident22
12
0
DNF16United Kingdom Tom Pryce
United Kingdom ShadowFatal Accident22
15
0
DNF17Italy Renzo Zorzi
United Kingdom ShadowFuel leak21
20
0
DNF3Sweden Ronnie Peterson
United Kingdom TyrrellFuel system5
7
0

Fastest lap: 1:17.630 min by John Watson (Brabham BT45) in lap 7

✅ See the 1977 South African Grand Prix Highlights Video

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