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22px-Flag of the Netherlands  1985 Dutch Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One season
Circuit Park Zandvoort-1980.svg
The Zandvoort Circuit (1980-1989)
Date August 25, 1985
Official name XXXIV Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
4.252 km (2.642 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 70 laps, 297.840 km (184.940 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW
Time 1:11.074
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG
Time 1:16.538 on lap 57
Podium
First 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG
Second 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG
Third 25px-Brazilflag Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault

The 1985 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Zandvoort on August 25, 1985. It was the eleventh round of the 1985 Formula One season. 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 34th and last Dutch Grand Prix and the 25th and last Grand Prix victory for triple (and defending) World Champion Niki Lauda. Lauda's team mate Alain Prost was second in his McLaren MP4/2B with Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna third in his Lotus 97T.

It was also rising German star Stefan Bellof's last Grand Prix, as he was killed at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the 1000 km of Spa World Sportscar race a week later, driving a Porsche 956.

Race summary Edit

Renault's Patrick Tambay, who qualified an excellent season best sixth, had a huge crash at nearly Template:Convert/mph in the Sunday morning warm up from which he walked away from shaken but unhurt. After losing Saturday to rain and having not run on full tanks all weekend the RE60B's front suspension broke at the end of the main straight going into Tarzan. The car was destroyed in the tyre wall. Tambay was able to start in the spare. Both he and team mate Derek Warwick made what were considered brave decisions to start, despite not really knowing what caused the suspension to fail in the first place.

Nelson Piquet recorded his first and only pole position of the season, averaging Template:Convert/mph, the first for tyre manufacturer Pirelli. It did him little good though as he stalled his Brabham BT54 when the lights changed to green. Luckily he was missed by those behind him and he was finally push started almost a lap behind. Despite a push start being against the rules, no one saw fit to protest as Piquet only finished in eighth place.

Niki Lauda won his last career victory in his McLaren MP4/2B. His team mate Alain Prost took the lead in the championship by finishing second, only 0.232 seconds behind Lauda. The two had diced for the lead over the final twelve laps of the race. Ayrton Senna continued his late season charge up the points and finished a fine third. Rounding out the points were Ferrari's Michele Alboreto, whose three points were not enough to keep his championship lead, Senna's Lotus team mate Elio de Angelis was fifth with Nigel Mansell sixth in his Williams FW10.

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.

Classification Edit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 7 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:11.074
2 6 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:11.647 +0.573
3 2 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:11.801 1:29.507 +0.727
4 12 25px-Brazilflag Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:11.837 +0.763
5 19 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 1:12.310 +1.236
6 15 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Renault 1:12.486 +1.412
7 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:12.614 1:32.740 +1.540
8 18 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:12.746 +1.672
9 8 20px-Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 1:12.856 +1.782
10 1 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:13.059 +1.985
11 11 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:13.078 1:30.123 +2.004
12 16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 1:13.289 +2.215
13 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:13.435 1:28.393 +2.361
14 17 22px-Flag of Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 1:13.680 1:34.857 +2.606
15 20 22px-Flag of Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Toleman-Hart 1:13.705 +2.631
16 27 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:13.725 +2.651
17 28 22px-Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:13.768 1:32.544 +2.694
18 25 22px-Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 1:13.797 1:34.638 +2.723
19 22 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:14.240 +3.166
20 23 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:14.912 1:32.572 +3.838
21 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 1:14.920 1:32.003 +3.846
22 4 Flag of Germany Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Renault 1:15.236 +4.162
23 30 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:16.257 1:34.316 +5.183
24 29 22px-Flag of Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:17.919 1:38.227 +6.845
25 10 22px-Flag of France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:18.525 1:36.270 +7.451
26 24 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:19.410 1:38.149 +8.336
DNQ 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Kenny Acheson RAM-Hart 1:20.429 +9.335

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 70 1:32:29.263 10 9
2 2 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 70 + 0.232 3 6
3 12 25px-Brazilflag Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 70 + 48.491 4 4
4 27 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 70 + 48.837 16 3
5 11 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 69 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 69 + 1 Lap 7 1
7 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Renault 69 + 1 Lap 21  
8 7 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 69 + 1 Lap 1  
9 17 22px-Flag of Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 68 + 2 Laps 14  
10 8 20px-Flag of Switzerland Marc Surer Brabham-BMW 65 Exhaust 9  
NC 24 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Huub Rothengatter Osella-Alfa Romeo 56 Not Classified 26  
Ret 18 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 54 Suspension 8  
Ret 9 22px-Flag of France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 52 Engine 25  
Ret 4 Flag of Germany Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Renault 39 Engine 22  
Ret 16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 27 Gearbox 12  
Ret 25 22px-Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 25 Turbo 18  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Renault 22 Transmission 6  
Ret 6 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 20 Engine 2  
Ret 19 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 18 Wheel Bearing 5  
Ret 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 17 Electrical 13  
Ret 30 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 13 Oil Pressure 23  
Ret 20 22px-Flag of Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Toleman-Hart 12 Engine 15  
Ret 28 22px-Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 9 Engine 17  
Ret 29 22px-Flag of Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 1 Accident 24  
Ret 23 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1 Turbo 20  
Ret 22 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1 Turbo 19  

Lap leaders Edit

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost 56
2 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto 53
3 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis 30
4= 25px-Brazilflag Ayrton Senna 19
4= 22px-Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson 19
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 75
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 70
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 49
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-Honda 25
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 15
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1985/310/. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 

External linksEdit



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1985 Austrian Grand Prix
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1985 Italian Grand Prix
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