The Alfa Special was a South African Formula 1 car built in 1962 by local driver Peter de Klerk. He raced its Special in South African F1 events and participated in two editions of the South African Grand Prix in 1963 and 1965. de Klerk had some experience as a Lotus technician and decided to prepare a car, simply called Alfa Special, to run the home Grand Prix as well as the various national races in South Africa. The car had the typical cigar shape and was fitted with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder in-line engine derived from Alfa Romeo “Giulietta”. Driven by de Klerk himself for the Otello Nucci team, he only finished the 1965 race with the tenth place. In the races in South African F1 circuit de Klek’s Alfa was much more competitive. He raced Alfa in 1962-1965 and won seven non-championship and three championship races including Rand Autumn Trophy in 1963, South African Republic Festival and Rand Winter Trophy in 1964.
|1965||F1WC||South African GP|
|Peter de Klerk||20||Otelle Nucci|