Van Rooyen after a race in South Africa
|Born||19 April 1939|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Teams||non-works Cooper, non-works McLaren|
|First entry||1968 South African Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1969 South African Grand Prix|
Basil van Rooyen (born 19 April 1939 in Johannesburg) is a former racing driver from South Africa. He participated in two Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 1 January 1968.He retired from both, scoring no championship points.
Van Rooyen later raced in saloons, notably participating in the 1977 Bathurst 1000, and Formula Atlantic.
He currently resides in St Ives, Sydney.
|1968||John Love||Cooper T79||Climax Straight-4|| RSA |
|1969||Team Lawson||McLaren M7A||Ford V8|| RSA |
James Simon Wallis Hunt was a British racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 1976. After retiring from racing in 1979, Hunt became a media commentator and businessman.
The 1969 South African Grand Prix, formally the Third AA Grand Prix of South Africa, was a Formula One motor race held at Kyalami Circuit on 1 March 1969. It was race 1 of 11 in both the 1969 World Championship of Drivers and the 1969 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The 80-lap race was won by Matra driver Jackie Stewart after he started from fourth position. Graham Hill finished second for the Lotus team and McLaren driver Denny Hulme came in third.
The 1975 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Buenos Aires on 12 January 1975. It was race 1 of 14 in both the 1975 World Championship of Drivers and the 1975 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. It was the twelfth Argentine Grand Prix and only the second to be held on the lengthened six kilometre version of the race track that runs out towards Curvon Salotto around the lake which lies to the north-east of the circuit.
The 1975 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Zandvoort on 22 June 1975. It was race 8 of 14 in both the 1975 World Championship of Drivers and the 1975 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. It was the 24th Dutch Grand Prix. It was held over 75 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 318 kilometres.
The 1975 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Österreichring on 17 August 1975. It was race 12 of 14 in both the 1975 World Championship of Drivers and the 1975 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. It was the eighth Austrian Grand Prix and the sixth to be held at the Österreichring. It was held over 29 of the scheduled 54 laps of the six kilometre circuit for a race distance of 171 kilometres. The race was shortened by heavy rain, meaning that only half points were awarded and was marred by the deaths of Mark Donohue and a track marshal in a practice crash.
The Dutch Grand Prix is a Formula One automobile race held at Circuit Zandvoort, North Holland, Netherlands, from 1948 to 1985 and scheduled to be held from 2021 onwards. It was a part of the World Championship from 1952, and designated the European Grand Prix twice, 1962 and 1976, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one Grand Prix race in Europe.
Rupert Keegan is a former racing driver from England. He participated in 37 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 8 May 1977. He scored no championship points.
Hesketh Racing was a Formula One constructor from the United Kingdom, which competed from 1973 to 1978. The team competed in 52 World Championship Grands Prix, winning one and achieving eight further podium finishes. Its best placing in the World Constructors' Championship was fourth in 1975. Hesketh was notable for giving James Hunt his Formula One debut and he brought the team most of its success. Alan Jones also began his Formula One career in a privately entered Hesketh.
Divina Mary Galica MBE is a British sportswoman. She competed in four Winter Olympics as a skier, captaining the British Women’s Olympic Ski Team in 1968 and 1972. She also pursued a career in motorsport, entering three Formula One World Championship Grands Prix.
Eddie Keizan was a South African racing driver. He raced in three World Championship Formula One Grands Prix during the 1970s, debuting on 3 March 1973. He scored no championship points.
Ian Hugh Gordon Ashley is a British-German racing driver who raced in Formula One for the Token, Williams, BRM and Hesketh teams.
Jacobus "Jackie" Pretorius was a racing driver from South Africa. He participated in four Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 1 January 1965, and scoring no championship points.
Peter de Klerk was a racing driver from South Africa. He participated in four Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 28 December 1963. He scored no championship points.
Neville Lederle was a racing driver from South Africa. He participated in two World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, scoring a single championship point.
Team Rebaque was a Mexican Formula One entrant and constructor, based in Leamington Spa, UK. They participated in 30 Grands Prix, initially entering cars bought from Team Lotus, before finally building a car of their own. The Rebaque HR100 was entered for the team's final three races before the team's closure. The team qualified to race on 19 occasions, and achieved one World Constructors' Championship point with its best finish of sixth at the 1978 German Grand Prix.
The Repco Brabham BT24 was a Formula One racing car design. It was one of three cars used by the Brabham racing team during their championship-winning 1967 Formula One season. Only three BT24 chassis were ever raced.
The South African Formula One Championship, was a Formula One motor racing championship held in South Africa between 1960 and 1975, including a race or two in Rhodesia during each season and occasional races in Portuguese Mozambique.
Alan North (born 15 August 1953 in Durban, South Africa is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. His best year was in 1982 when he finished the season in sixth place in the 350 cc world championship. He won his only Grand Prix race in 1977 when he claimed the 350 cc 1977 Nations Grand Prix at Imola.
The Roy Hesketh Circuit was a racing circuit located on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal. It was named after South African racing driver Roy Hesketh, who died in the Second World War. Doug Aldridge, Colin Dove, Ossie Fisher, George Finch and George Shrives got together as a Consortium from Pietermaritzburg in the early nineteen fifties to first build and then maintain and improve the circuit.
Erik van Rooyen is a South African professional golfer currently playing on the European Tour. In 2017 he won the Eye of Africa PGA Championship and the Hainan Open while in 2019 he won his first European Tour event, the Scandinavian Invitation.