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1985 Dutch Grand Prix

The 1985 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Zandvoort on 25 August 1985. It was the eleventh round of the 1985 FIA Formula One World Championship and the 34th World Championship Grand Prix to be held in the Netherlands. The race was held over 70 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 298 kilometres. The race also proved to be the 25th and last Grand Prix victory for triple World Champion Niki Lauda, driving a McLaren-TAG. Lauda's teammate Alain Prost was second, with Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna third in his Lotus-Renault. However, it was also to be the last Dutch Grand Prix for 35 years, until 2020, when the Grand Prix will be re-introduced on a revised Zandvoort circuit.

1985 Dutch Grand Prix
Race 11 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One World Championship
The Zandvoort Circuit (1980–1989)
The Zandvoort Circuit (1980–1989)
Race details
Date 25 August 1985
Official name XXXIV Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.252 km (2.642 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 297.840 km (184.940 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Brabham-BMW
Time 1:11.074
Fastest lap
Driver France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG
Time 1:16.538 on lap 57 (lap record)
Podium
First McLaren-TAG
Second McLaren-TAG
Third Lotus-Renault

It was also the last Grand Prix for West German Stefan Bellof, who was killed the following week at the 1000 km of Spa World Sportscar race.

Race summaryEdit

 
Tambay's Renault is being recovered after the accident during the warm-up session

Renault's Patrick Tambay, who qualified sixth, had a huge crash at nearly 200 mph (322 km/h) in the Sunday morning warm-up following a suspension failure on the start-finish straight. Tambay escaped shaken but unhurt, and took the start in the spare car.

 
Rosberg took the lead ahead of Senna, Fabi and Prost, while Piquet's Brabham stalled at the start

Nelson Piquet recorded his first and only pole position of the season, averaging 133.824 mph (215.369 km/h), the first for tyre manufacturer Pirelli. However, he stalled his Brabham at the start and was eventually push-started, almost a lap behind the leaders. He eventually finished eighth.

Niki Lauda took his 25th and final Grand Prix win in his McLaren-TAG. His teammate Alain Prost finished second, only 0.232 seconds behind; the two had diced for the lead over the final twelve laps of the race. Ayrton Senna continued his late-season charge by finishing third in his Lotus, albeit 48 seconds behind the McLarens; he finished just ahead of Prost's Drivers' Championship rival Michele Alboreto in the Ferrari. Senna's teammate Elio de Angelis was fifth, with Williams' Nigel Mansell taking the final point for sixth.

Following his car destroying crash at the previous race in Austria, this was also the last time Andrea de Cesaris appeared in a Ligier. It would in fact be the Italian's last race of the season.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 7   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:11.074
2 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:11.647 +0.573
3 2   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:11.801 1:29.507 +0.727
4 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:11.837 +0.763
5 19   Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 1:12.310 +1.236
6 15   Patrick Tambay Renault 1:12.486 +1.412
7 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:12.614 1:32.740 +1.540
8 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:12.746 +1.672
9 8   Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 1:12.856 +1.782
10 1   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:13.059 +1.985
11 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:13.078 1:30.123 +2.004
12 16   Derek Warwick Renault 1:13.289 +2.215
13 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:13.435 1:28.393 +2.361
14 17   Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 1:13.680 1:34.857 +2.606
15 20   Piercarlo Ghinzani Toleman-Hart 1:13.705 +2.631
16 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:13.725 +2.651
17 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:13.768 1:32.544 +2.694
18 25   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 1:13.797 1:34.638 +2.723
19 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:14.240 +3.166
20 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:14.912 1:32.572 +3.838
21 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:14.920 1:32.003 +3.846
22 4   Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Renault 1:15.236 +4.162
23 30   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:16.257 1:34.316 +5.183
24 29   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:17.919 1:38.227 +6.845
25 10   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:18.525 1:36.270 +7.451
26 24   Huub Rothengatter Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:19.410 1:38.149 +8.336
DNQ 9   Kenny Acheson RAM-Hart 1:20.429 +9.355

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 70 1:32:29.263 10 9
2 2   Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 70 + 0.232 3 6
3 12   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 70 + 48.491 4 4
4 27   Michele Alboreto Ferrari 70 + 48.837 16 3
5 11   Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 69 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 5   Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 69 + 1 Lap 7 1
7 3   Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 69 + 1 Lap 21  
8 7   Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 69 + 1 Lap 1  
9 17   Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 68 + 2 Laps 14  
10 8   Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 65 Exhaust 9  
NC 24   Huub Rothengatter Osella-Alfa Romeo 56 + 14 Laps 26  
Ret 18   Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 54 Suspension 8  
Ret 9   Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 52 Engine 25  
Ret 4   Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Renault 39 Engine 22  
Ret 16   Derek Warwick Renault 27 Gearbox 12  
Ret 25   Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 25 Turbo 18  
Ret 15   Patrick Tambay Renault 22 Transmission 6  
Ret 6   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 20 Engine 2  
Ret 19   Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 18 Wheel Bearing 5  
Ret 26   Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 17 Electrical 13  
Ret 30   Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 13 Oil Pressure 23  
Ret 20   Piercarlo Ghinzani Toleman-Hart 12 Engine 15  
Ret 28   Stefan Johansson Ferrari 9 Engine 17  
Ret 29   Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1 Accident 24  
Ret 23   Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1 Turbo 20  
Ret 22   Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1 Turbo 19  
Source:[1]

Lap leadersEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1985 Dutch Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Netherlands 1985 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.

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