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1976 Dutch Grand PrixDescription : The 1976 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Zandvoort on August 29, 1976. It was won by British driver James Hunt driving a McLaren M23 on his 29th birthday.The weekend was marred by the death of track marshal Ron Lenderink during a touring car support race. He was 29. Page:1493

Netherlands  1976 Dutch Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 16 in the 1976 Formula One season
Circuit Park Zandvoort-1973.svg
DateAugust 29, 1976
Official nameXXV Grote Prijs van Nederland
LocationCircuit Park Zandvoort
Zandvoort, Netherlands
CoursePermanent racing facility
Course length4.226 km (2.626 mi)
Distance75 laps, 316.960 km (196.950 mi)
WeatherWarm, dry
Pole position
Driver
  • Sweden Ronnie Peterson
March-Ford
Time1:21.31
Fastest lap
DriverSwitzerland Clay RegazzoniFerrari
Time1:22.59 on lap 49
Podium
First
  • United Kingdom James Hunt
McLaren-Ford
Second
  • Switzerland Clay Regazzoni
Ferrari
Third
  • United States Mario Andretti
Lotus-Ford

The 1976 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Zandvoort on August 29, 1976. It was won by British driver James Hunt driving a McLaren M23 on his 29th birthday.

The weekend was marred by the death of track marshal Ron Lenderink during a touring car support race. He was 29.

Classification

PosNoDriverConstructorLapsTime/RetiredGridPoints
111United Kingdom James HuntMcLaren-Ford751:44:52.0929
22Switzerland Clay RegazzoniFerrari75+ 0.9256
35United States Mario AndrettiLotus-Ford75+ 2.0964
416United Kingdom Tom PryceShadow-Ford75+ 6.9433
53South Africa Jody ScheckterTyrrell-Ford75+ 22.4682
69Italy Vittorio BrambillaMarch-Ford75+ 45.0371
74France Patrick DepaillerTyrrell-Ford75+ 56.2814 
819Australia Alan JonesSurtees-Ford74+ 1 Lap16 
912West Germany Jochen MassMcLaren-Ford74+ 1 Lap15 
1017France Jean-Pierre JarierShadow-Ford74+ 1 Lap20 
1138France Henri PescaroloSurtees-Ford74+ 1 Lap22 
1225Germany Rolf StommelenHesketh-Ford72+ 3 Laps25 
Ret22Belgium Jacky IckxEnsign-Ford66Electrical11 
Ret39Netherlands Boy HayjePenske-Ford63Halfshaft21 
Ret8Brazil Carlos PaceBrabham-Alfa Romeo53Oil Leak9 
Ret26France Jacques LaffiteLigier-Matra53Oil Leak10 
Ret10Sweden Ronnie PetersonMarch-Ford52Oil Pressure1 
Ret24Austria Harald ErtlHesketh-Ford49Spun Off24 
Ret28United Kingdom John WatsonPenske-Ford47Gearbox4 
Ret27Australia Larry PerkinsBoro-Ford44Accident19 
Ret30Brazil Emerson FittipaldiFittipaldi-Ford40Electrical17 
Ret7Argentina Carlos ReutemannBrabham-Alfa Romeo11Clutch12 
Ret6Sweden Gunnar NilssonLotus-Ford10Accident13 
Ret34West Germany Hans Joachim StuckMarch-Ford9Engine26 
Ret18Sweden Conny AnderssonSurtees-Ford9Engine18 
Ret20Italy Arturo MerzarioWolf-Williams-Ford5Accident23 
DNQ40Italy Alessandro Pesenti-RossiTyrrell-Ford    

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
PosDriverPoints
1Austria Niki Lauda58
2United Kingdom James Hunt56
3South Africa Jody Scheckter36
4France Patrick Depailler26
5Switzerland Clay Regazzoni22
Constructors' Championship standings
PosConstructorPoints
1Italy Ferrari67
2United Kingdom McLaren-Ford61 (62)
3United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford49
4United States Penske-Ford18
5France Ligier-Matra16
  • 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.
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