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The 1976 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Zandvoort on 29 August 1976. It was won by British driver James Hunt driving a McLaren M23 on his 29th birthday.

1976 Dutch Grand Prix
Race 12 of 16 in the 1976 Formula One season
Circuit Park Zandvoort-1973.svg
Race details
Date August 29, 1976
Official name XXV Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Park Zandvoort
Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.226 km (2.626 mi)
Distance 75 laps, 316.960 km (196.950 mi)
Weather Warm, dry
Pole position
Driver March-Ford
Time 1:21.31[1]
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
Time 1:22.59[2] on lap 49
Podium
First McLaren-Ford
Second Ferrari
Third Lotus-Ford

The weekend was marred by the death of track marshal Ron Lenderink during a touring car support race. He was 29.[3]

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 75 1:44:52.09 2 9
2 2   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 75 + 0.92 5 6
3 5   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 75 + 2.09 6 4
4 16   Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 75 + 6.94 3 3
5 3   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 75 + 22.46 8 2
6 9   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 75 + 45.03 7 1
7 4   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 75 + 56.28 14  
8 19   Alan Jones Surtees-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 16  
9 12   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 15  
10 17   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 20  
11 38   Henri Pescarolo Surtees-Ford 74 + 1 Lap 22  
12 25   Rolf Stommelen Hesketh-Ford 72 + 3 Laps 25  
Ret 22   Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 66 Electrical 11  
Ret 39   Boy Hayje Penske-Ford 63 Halfshaft 21  
Ret 8   Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 53 Oil Leak 9  
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 53 Oil Leak 10  
Ret 10   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 52 Oil Pressure 1  
Ret 24   Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford 49 Spun Off 24  
Ret 28   John Watson Penske-Ford 47 Gearbox 4  
Ret 27   Larry Perkins Boro-Ford 44 Accident 19  
Ret 30   Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 40 Electrical 17  
Ret 7   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Alfa Romeo 11 Clutch 12  
Ret 6   Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 10 Accident 13  
Ret 34   Hans Joachim Stuck March-Ford 9 Engine 26  
Ret 18   Conny Andersson Surtees-Ford 9 Engine 18  
Ret 20   Arturo Merzario Wolf-Williams-Ford 5 Accident 23  
DNQ 40   Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi Tyrrell-Ford        
Source:[4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 7 results from the first 8 races and the best 7 results from the last 8 races counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored. Points do not reflect final results of 1976 British Grand Prix as it was under appeal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 142. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 144. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  3. ^ "Motorsport Memorial -". motorsportmemorial.org.
  4. ^ "1976 Dutch Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Netherlands 1976 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.


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