1976 Dutch Grand Prix

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
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Race details
Date August 29, 1976
Official name XXIII Grote Prijs van Nederland[1]
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[2]
Fastest lap
Driver Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari
Time 1:22.59[3] 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.[4]

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying classificationEdit

Pos Driver Team Time
1   Ronnie Peterson March-Ford 1:21.31
2   James Hunt McLaren-Ford 1:21.39
3   Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford 1:21.55
4   John Watson Penske-Ford 1:21.62
5   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 1:21.85
6   Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 1:21.88
7   Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford 1:21.88
8   Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford 1:21.91
9   Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:22.03
10   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 1:22.06
11   Jacky Ickx Ensign-Ford 1:22.13
12   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:22.16
13   Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford 1:22.16
14   Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 1:22.27
15   Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford 1:22.48
16   Alan Jones Surtees-Ford 1:22.51
17   Emerson Fittipaldi Copersucar-Ford 1:22.55
18   Hans-Joachim Stuck March-Ford 1:22.59
19   Larry Perkins Boro-Ford 1:23.10
20   Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford 1:23.18
21   Boy Hayje Penske-Ford 1:23.26
22   Henri Pescarolo Surtees-Ford 1:23.55
23   Arturo Merzario Williams-Ford 1:24.09
24   Harald Ertl Hesketh-Ford 1:24.37
25   Rolf Stommelen Hesketh-Ford 1:24.71
26   Conny Andersson Surtees-Ford 1:24.74
DNQ   Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi Tyrrell-Ford 1:26.01
Source:[5]

RaceEdit

Race 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 18  
Ret 18   Conny Andersson Surtees-Ford 9 Engine 26  
Ret 20   Arturo Merzario Wolf-Williams-Ford 5 Accident 23  
Source:[6]

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. ^ "1976 Dutch GP". www.chicanef1.com. Retrieved 2020-08-02.
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 142. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  3. ^ Lang, Mike (1983). Grand Prix! Vol 3. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 144. ISBN 0-85429-380-9.
  4. ^ "Motorsport Memorial -". motorsportmemorial.org.
  5. ^ "Netherlands 1976 - Qualifications". statsf1.com. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  6. ^ "1976 Dutch Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 10 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Netherlands 1976 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.


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