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The 1978 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 27 August 1978 at Zandvoort.

ReportEdit

Qualifying was as expected, Mario Andretti taking pole with Ronnie Peterson alongside in the all-Lotus front row, and Niki Lauda heading the second row. At the start, Andretti led with Peterson following, whereas Lauda was challenged by Jacques Laffite. The Lotus cars quickly built up a good gap, while Laffite challenged Lauda early on but then began to drop down the order with tyre issues. The race was quite uneventful, and Andretti went to take victory, with Peterson completing another Lotus 1-2 leaving Lauda to take third.

Classification Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 75 1:41:04.23 1 9
2 6 22px-Flag of Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 75 +0.32 secs 2 6
3 1 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 75 +12.21 secs 3 4
4 2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 75 +20.92 secs 8 3
5 14 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 75 +21.5 secs 10 2
6 12 25px-Canadaflag Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 75 +45.95 secs 5 1
7 11 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 75 +1:00.52 4
8 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 74 +1 Lap 6
9 8 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 74 +1 Lap 14
10 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford 74 +1 Lap 7
11 25 25px-Mexicoflag Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford 74 +1 Lap 20
12 20 22px-Flag of South Africa 1928 svg Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 73 +2 Laps 15
Ret 33 22px-Flag of Italy Bruno Giacomelli McLaren-Ford 60 Spun Off 19
Ret 16 Flag of Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Shadow-Ford 56 Transmission 18
Ret 31 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Martini-Ford 40 Chassis 23
Ret 37 22px-Flag of Italy Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 40 Engine 26
DSQ 19 22px-Flag of Italy Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 37 Pushed at Start 22
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault 35 Engine 9
Ret 30 USAflagsmall Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford 35 Engine 21
Ret 32 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Wolf-Ford 21 Accident 24
Ret 27 25px-AustraliaFLAG Alan Jones Williams-Ford 17 Throttle 11
Ret 29 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet McLaren-Ford 16 Transmission 25
Ret 4 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 13 Engine 12
Ret 22 22px-Flag of Ireland Derek Daly Ensign-Ford 10 Transmission 16
Ret 35 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 0 Accident 13
Ret 3 22px-Flag of France Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 0 Accident 17
DNS 18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Surtees-Ford Injury Broken Hand
DNQ 17 20px-Flag of Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Shadow-Ford
DNQ 10 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Michael Bleekemolen ATS-Ford
DNQ 9 Flag of Germany Jochen Mass ATS-Ford
DNPQ 23 22px-Flag of Austria Harald Ertl Ensign-Ford
DNPQ 39 USAflagsmall Danny Ongais Shadow-Ford
DNPQ 36 Flag of Germany Rolf Stommelen Arrows-Ford

Notes Edit

  • Lap Leaders: Mario Andretti 75 laps (1-75).
  • Rupert Keegan would have qualified 25th but could not start due to driver injury. Arturo Merzario, who would have been a DNQ, moved up into the starting grid.
  • This was Andretti's last GP win and the last GP won by an American driver.

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti 63
2 22px-Flag of Sweden Ronnie Peterson 51
3 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda 35
4 22px-Flag of France Patrick Depailler 32
5 25px-ARGENntina Carlos Reutemann 31
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Ford 85
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-Alfa Romeo 44
3 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 36
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 36
5 22px-Flag of France Ligier-Matra 16
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


Previous race:
1978 Austrian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1978 season
Next race:
1978 Italian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1977 Dutch Grand Prix
Dutch Grand Prix Next race:
1979 Dutch Grand Prix
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