1977 Dutch Grand Prix
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1977 Dutch Grand Prix
1977 Dutch Grand Prix
Race 13 of 17 in the 1977 Formula One season
Circuit Park Zandvoort-1973.svg
Race details
Date August 28, 1977
Official name XXIV Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Zandvoort
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.226 km (2.626 miles)
Distance 75 laps, 316.95 km (196.95 miles)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Ford
Time 1:18.65
Fastest lap
Driver Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari
Time 1:19.99 on lap 72
First Ferrari
Second Ligier-Matra
Third Wolf-Ford
Lap leaders

The 1977 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit Zandvoort on 28 August 1977.


Niki Lauda celebrating on the rostrum
An accident on the first lap took out Jochen Mass (#2).
Lauda during the race in his Ferrari 312T.

In qualifying, Mario Andretti took his fifth pole of the season with Jacques Laffite alongside on the front row, and James Hunt third. At the start, Hunt jumped both the front row starters to lead but before the end of the first lap, Andretti tried to drive alongside him but some aggressive defending from Hunt forced him to lift, and Laffite took advantage to get second. Five laps later, Andretti had got back past Laffite and was attacking Hunt, who again defended aggressively but this time Andretti did not lift and they collided. Hunt was out on the spot, whereas Andretti spun and rejoined fourth. Brian Henton was disqualified after he was push started after he spun off.[1]

This left Laffite leading from the Ferraris of Niki Lauda and Carlos Reutemann. The latter had a long battle with Andretti for third, repeatedly exchanging places, until the Lotus driver's engine blew up. Soon after, Lauda passed Laffite to take the lead, and he went on build a gap and win comfortably. Laffite finished second. After Andretti's demise, Reutemann ran third until the second Lotus of Gunnar Nilsson attacked him, and the two collided with Nilsson out and Reutemann rejoining at the back. This sensationally left Patrick Tambay in the Ensign third, but he ran out of fuel on the last lap, thus handing the place to Scheckter.

This meant that Lauda had a 21-point lead over Scheckter with four races left.




Pos No Driver Constructor Tyre Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari G 75 1:41:45.93 4 9
2 26 France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra G 75 +1.89 secs 2 6
3 20 South Africa Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford G 74 + 1 Lap 15 4
4 28 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford G 74 + 1 Lap 17 3
5 23 France Patrick Tambay Ensign-Ford G 73 Out of fuel 12 2
6 12 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari G 73 + 2 Laps 6 1
7 8 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Brabham-Alfa Romeo G 73 + 2 Laps 19  
8 35 Austria Hans Binder Penske-Ford G 73 + 2 Laps 18  
9 30 United States Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford G 73 + 2 Laps 20  
10 10 South Africa Ian Scheckter March-Ford G 73 + 2 Laps 25  
11 9 Brazil Alex Ribeiro March-Ford G 72 + 3 Laps 24  
12 19 Italy Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford G 67 Accident 22  
13 16 Italy Riccardo Patrese Shadow-Ford G 67 Engine 16  
DSQ 38 United Kingdom Brian Henton Boro-Ford G 52 Push Start 23  
Ret 15 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault M 39 Suspension 10  
Ret 6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford G 34 Accident 5  
Ret 17 Australia Alan Jones Shadow-Ford G 32 Engine 13  
Ret 4 France Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford G 31 Engine 11  
Ret 3 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell-Ford G 18 Ignition 7  
Ret 22 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ensign-Ford G 17 Throttle 9  
Ret 5 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford G 14 Engine 1  
Ret 24 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan Hesketh-Ford G 8 Accident 26  
Ret 1 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford G 5 Collision 3  
Ret 34 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Penske-Ford G 4 Ignition 21  
Ret 7 United Kingdom John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo G 2 Damage / Oil Leak[1] 8  
Ret 2 West Germany Jochen Mass McLaren-Ford G 0 Accident 14  
DNQ 27 Belgium Patrick Nève March-Ford G        
DNQ 37 Italy Arturo Merzario March-Ford G        
DNQ 18 Australia Vern Schuppan Surtees-Ford G        
DNQ 39 United Kingdom Ian Ashley Hesketh-Ford G        
DNQ 33 Netherlands Boy Hayje March-Ford G        
DNQ 25 Mexico Héctor Rebaque Hesketh-Ford G        
DNQ 29 Belgium Teddy Pilette BRM G        
DNQ 32 Netherlands Michael Bleekemolen March-Ford G        

Championship standings after the race

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 8 results from the first 9 races and the best 7 results from the remaining 8 races were retained. Numbers without parentheses are retained points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.


  1. ^ a b "Dutch GP, 1977 Race Report - GP Encyclopedia - F1 History on Grandprix.com". Grandprix.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "1977 Dutch Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "1977 Dutch Grand Prix - Race Results & History - GP Archive". GPArchive.com. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Netherlands 1977 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.

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