|First race||South African Grand Prix||Kyalami||March 4, 1972||Race results|
|Last race||South African Grand Prix||Kyalami||March 5, 1977||Race results|
Having raced for most of the 1960s in Brazil, where his long-time friends and rivals were the Fittipaldi brothers, Carlos Pace came to Britain in 1970. Success in Formula Three and Formula Two led to a drive with Frank Williams' Formula One team in 1972, for whom he showed well against team leader Henri Pescarolo. He left Williams at the end of the year to join Surtees, where some excellent performances were ruined by poor reliability and in mid-1974 he quit. Soon though, he was snapped up by Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team, and in 1975 he took a fine victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Second in the 1977 Argentinian Grand Prix boded well, but he was killed in a light aircraft accident soon after.
Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books