1962 Dutch Grand Prix

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Netherlands  1962 Dutch Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 9 in the 1962 Formula One season
Zandvoort original layout
Zandvoort original layout
Date May 20, 1962
Official name XI Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Park Zandvoort
Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
4.193 km (2.605 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 335.440 km (208.433 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom John Surtees Lola-Climax
Time 1:32.5
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax
Time 1:34.4 on lap 5
Podium
First United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM
Second United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax
Third United States Phil Hill Ferrari

The 1962 Dutch Grand Prix was the eleventh time the Dutch Grand Prix (or Grote Prijs van Nederland) motor race was held. The race also held the honorary designation of the 22nd European Grand Prix. It was run to Formula One regulations as the opening round of the 1962 World Drivers' Championship on 20 May 1962. It was held over 80 laps of the compact 2.6 mile Circuit Park Zandvoort for a race distance of just over 200 miles.

It was won by British driver Graham Hill driving a BRM P57. It was the first Grand Prix victory for the future dual-World Champion and the second time a BRM driver had won the race after Jo Bonnier in 1959. Hill finished over 27 seconds ahead of Team Lotus driver Trevor Taylor driving a Lotus 24. The reigning World Champion, Ferrari's Phil Hill (Ferrari 156) completed the podium.

The race provided an indication of the season to come as the long-maligned British Racing Motors organisation were on their way to their first and ultimately only constructor's championship. It also signalled Hill's own rise in the sport, having only stood on the podium once before, at the same circuit two years previously. He would win three more races this year and be crowned World Champion.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 17 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 80 2:11:02.1 2 9
2 5 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 80 +27.2 secs 10 6
3 1 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 80 +1:21.1 9 4
4 2 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Ferrari 79 +1 Lap 12 3
5 7 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 78 +2 Laps 15 2
6 14 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 76 +4 Laps 14 1
7 11 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche 75 +5 Laps 13
8 21 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis Cooper-Climax 70 +10 Laps 19
9 4 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 70 +10 Laps 3
Ret 3 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez Ferrari 73 Spun off 11
Ret 18 United States Richie Ginther BRM 71 Accident 7
Ret 9 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 61 Spun off 6
Ret 10 United States Masten Gregory Lotus-Climax 54 Halfshaft 16
NC 16 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Emeryson-Climax 52 Not Classified 20
Ret 12 United States Dan Gurney Porsche 47 Gearbox 8
Ret 6 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 21 Gearbox 5
Ret 20 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Lola-Climax 12 Withdrew 17
Ret 19 United Kingdom John Surtees Lola-Climax 8 Accident 1
Ret 8 Australia Jack Brabham Lotus-Climax 4 Accident 4
Ret 15 Netherlands Ben Pon Porsche 2 Spun off 18
WD 16 Netherlands Rob Slotemaker Porsche Car not ready
WD 21 France Maurice Trintignant Lotus-Climax Car not ready

Lap leaders[edit]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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


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