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1962 Dutch Grand Prix

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Date  May 20, 1962
Course length  4.193 km (2.605 mi)
1962 Dutch Grand Prix
Official name  XI Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location  Circuit Park Zandvoort Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  80 laps, 335.440 km (208.433 mi)

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.

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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.

Lap leaders

  • Lap Leaders: Jim Clark 11 laps (1-11); Graham Hill 68 laps (12-54, 56-80); Phil Hill 1 lap (55).
  • Championship standings after the race

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

    1962 Dutch Grand Prix Wikipedia


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