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1992 South African Grand Prix


1992 South African Grand Prix


1-DVD (106 Minutes)

This is the complete race as broadcast on LIVE TV.


The first race of the 1992 F1 season was at the revamped Kyalami Circuit in South Africa.
Formula had left South Africa in 1985 due to apartheid, returning in 1992, but there
would only be one more race (1993) before F1 abandoned the circuit entirely.

The 1992 F1 Season would be dominated by the Williams Team, and at Kyalami, Nigel Mansell
made his presence known by taking pole over Ayrton Senna. A system of pre-qualifying was
developed in response to the increasing number of teams competing in Formula 1. It was decided
that 30 cars were the maximum safe limit to compete for 26 grid places. The cars which had to
pre-qualify were decided at the beginning and the midpoint of each season. The 26 cars which
had achieved the best results in the previous two-half seasons automatically entered official
qualifying for the race. All the other cars had to pre-qualify for the 4 remaining slots available.

At the start it was Nigel Mansell’s teammate Riccardo Patrese, who qualified 4th, that managed to
get ahead of the McLaren Team of Gerhard Berger (Q3) and Ayrton Senna (Q2). Many cars
would drop out of the race, including Ivan Capelli and Jean Alesi, the drivers who had replaced
Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost at Ferrari for 1992.  Nigel Mansell would win the race by 24
seconds over his teammate Riccardo Patrese, who was 10 seconds ahead of 3rd place Ayrton
Senna, with Michael Schumacher bringing the Benetton-Cosworth home to a 4th place finish.

This is the full race, as broadcast on live TV, with Murray Walker and James Hunt on commentary.