Many Stewart fans were very upset that he did not win the South African Grand Prix, but they should not be, for he has not won a race since the Italian GP last September. He has now lost four in a row; the way he used to win them.
After the first-corner “kerfuffle” Rindt was quite convinced that Brabham had pushed him off the road. Brabham, Anion, Hulme, McLaren and numerous spectators had different ideas.
How nice to see Surtees happy and smiling once again, and driving with some of his old ability. Now that he is his own boss and cannot get involved with petty intrigues within big firms he is a new man.
When the BRM Type 153 was designed in the icy wastes of Lincolnshire the designer put the water pipes inside the cockpit. They had not been in South Africa long before they were hastily rigged outside the cockpit.
The scrutineers weighed all the cars but forgot to ask how much petrol was in the tanks !