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1965 Dutch Grand Prix

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Date  18 July 1965
Course length  4.193 km (2.605 mi)
1965 Dutch Grand Prix
Official name  XIV Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location  Circuit Park Zandvoort Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  80 laps, 335.440 km (208.433 mi)

The 1965 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zandvoort on 18 July 1965. It was the sixth race of the 1965 Formula One season. The 80-lap race was won by Lotus driver Jim Clark after he started from second position. Jackie Stewart finished second for the BRM team and Brabham driver Dan Gurney came in third.


Race report

There was drama before the race when Lotus boss Colin Chapman punched a policeman, Chapman was arrested hours after the race but the Dutch police kept him in for two days.

Honda capitalised on their long hours of testing at Zandvoort when Ginther claimed a front-row space with Graham Hill and Clark. He shot into the lead for the first 2 laps. Hill took the lead and then Clark overtook him on lap 6. Hill fell back with rev counter problems and Stewart was left to duel with first Gurney and then Clark-ending up with a Scottish 1-2.

Lap leaders

  • Richie Ginther 2 laps (1-2); Graham Hill 3 laps (3-5); Jim Clark 75 laps (6-80).
  • Championship standings after the race

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

    1965 Dutch Grand Prix Wikipedia

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