Andre de Kock
Motorsport Editor
6 minute read
1 Aug 2020
1:11 pm

Who is South Africa’s greatest ever racing driver?

Andre de Kock

Order of their appearance does not necessarily denote their ranking in importance.

Jody Scheckter is the only South African to be crowned Formula One world champion. Picture: Getty Images (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Name South Africa's top five race car drivers, ever. That was the brief for this article, and we smelt trouble. This story is going to create enemies and controversy – not for what is in it, but for who is not. Being ego-driven, almost every local racer, past or present, will claim to belong on the very short list. Equally, expert observers of the local Adrenaline Game will have varied ideas about this contentious and subjective subject. They will doubtlessly let us know about their opinions and objections. But I just work here and orders are orders. So, here are...