December 27th 2012

Countdown to 2013 Formula One season: 78 days

Birthdays:
Happy birthday to Lotus reserve driver Jerome d’Ambrosio! He is 27 today.

On This Day:
The 1963 South African Grand Prix took place at East London just after Christmas. Pole was taken on this day in 1963 by Lotus superstar driver Jim Clark.

Stat of the Day:
Jim Clark was the most prolific winner of the South African Grand Prix. He took victory in 1961 (a non-championship race), 1963, 1965 and 1968. His team, Lotus, also won the 1966 (non-championship) and 1978 South African Grands Prix, and have won more in the country than any other team. Mike Spence won the 1966 Grand Prix, and Ronnie Peterson won the 1978 Grand Prix.

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