Dries van der Lof

Andre "Dries" van der Lof (23 August 1919 in Emmen – 24 May 1990 in Enschede) was a racing driver from the Netherlands. Van der Lof was an industrialist whose factory manufactured electric cable,[1] and competed as an amateur in motorsport events. He participated in one World Championship Grand Prix, the 1952 Dutch Grand Prix on 17 August 1952, where together with Jan Flinterman he was the first driver from the Netherlands to compete in a Formula One World Championship race.[2] Entering an HWM 52, he retired from the race after 70 laps and scored no championship points.[3] He later bought a Maserati 250F and competed in historic racing until the 1980s.[3]

Dries van der Lof
Van der Lof, Delahaye MS 135, Bj 1935 (1977-08-12).jpg
Dries van der Lof in 1977
Born(1919-08-23)23 August 1919
Emmen, Netherlands
Died24 May 1990(1990-05-24) (aged 70)
Enschede, Netherlands
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Active years1952
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1952 Dutch Grand Prix
Last entry1952 Dutch Grand Prix

Complete World Championship Grand Prix resultsEdit


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WDC Points
1952 Hersham and Walton Motors HWM 52 Alta Straight-4 SUI 500 BEL FRA GBR GER NED


  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "Where are they now: Andre van der Lof". Old Racing Cars. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  2. ^ "1952 Dutch GP Report". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Andre van der Lof Profile". GrandPrix.com. Inside F1. Retrieved 31 March 2012.