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Kyalami

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Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Nicknames Kyalami
Time SAST (UTC+2)
Location Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Owner Universal Property Professionals
Operator
Broke ground
Opened 1961
Closed
Construction cost
Architect
Former names
Events A1 Grand Prix
WesBank Super Series
Pro Tour
Layout1
Surface Asphalt
Length km 4.2
Length mi 2.6
Turns 13


Kyalami circuit (1990s onward version).
The circuit as used from 1967 to 1985.

Kyalami (My home in Zulu) is a motor racing circuit located in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa. The circuit has been used for Grand Prix and Formula One races and has hosted the South African Grand Prix many times. In recent years, the area surrounding the circuit has developed into a residential and commercial suburb of Johannesburg. The circuit has also played host to five rounds of the World Superbike series from 1998 - 2002.

The original, sweeping circuit was in use from 1967 until political sanctions eliminated the Grand Prix after the 1985 race. When the circuit was rebuilt in the early 1990s as part of a commercial development, the pit straight, Crowthorne bend, Barbeque and Jukskei sweep corners were either eliminated or heavily modified, with the result that the circuit became a narrow, twisty ribbon rather than one of the fastest circuits on the calendar. Formula One abandoned the rebuilt circuit in 1993 after just two races (and a bankruptcy on the part of the promoter). Kyalami is currently under new management and 2008 will see the 50th Anniversary of the 9 hour revival being held at Kyalami with golden oldies like David Piper and others.

The South African Grand Prix has also been held at East London.

It was announced on July 21, 2008 that Kyalami would host the South African round of the 2008-09 A1 Grand Prix season, taking over from the Durban street circuit.

Complete Formula One history

Season Date Winning Driver Winning Team Report
1993 March 14 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost Williams-Renault Report
1992 March 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Report
1985 October 19 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Report
1984 April 7 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Report
1983 October 15 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Riccardo Patrese Brabham-BMW Report
1982 January 23 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost Renault Report
1980 March 1 22px-Flag of France.png René Arnoux Renault Report
1979 March 3 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
1978 March 4 22px-Flag of Sweden.svg.png Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report
1977 March 5 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1976 March 6 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1975 March 1 22px-Flag of South Africa.png Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Report
1974 March 30 22px-Flag of Argentina.svg.png Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Report
1973 March 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
1972 March 4 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Report
1971 March 6 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti Ferrari Report
1970 March 7 22px-Flag of Australia.svg.png Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford Report
1969 March 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Report
1968 January 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark Lotus-Ford Report
1967 January 2 22px-Flag of Mexico.png Pedro Rodríguez Cooper-Maserati Report


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