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Love fails to prevail at Kyalami

Kyalami put itself on the Formula 1 map on this day in 1967, hosting the inaugural South African GP which local hero John Love almost won.

The Rhodesian driver remarkably hustled his private Cooper-Climax up the order before a couple of retirements up ahead put him in the lead!

Pedro Rodriguez's works Cooper was hot on the heels of the unexpected leader however, but Love held his own until he was forced to pit to take on more fuel. The small Mexican powered on to his first career win in F1, while Love held on to the runner-up spot.