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The 1984 Dutch Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the XXVII Grote Prijs van Nederland, was the thirteenth round of the 1984 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands on the 26 August 1984.[1] The race would see Alain Prost and Niki Lauda claim their third one-two of the season for McLaren-TAG, leaving them just half a point apart in the Championship.[1]

Qualifying had seen Prost grab pole position for the race, while a low-key Lauda found himself starting from sixth.[1] He would therefore have to get ahead of Nelson Piquet, Elio de Angelis, Derek Warwick and Patrick Tambay to challenge his teammate for victory.[1]

Unfortunately raceday would be overshadowed by events off the circuit, with an ageing walkway above the pitlane collapsed, injuring several people.[1] Elsewhere, there would be a controversial announcement by Lotus, who revealed that they had signed Brazilian star Ayrton Senna for 1985 in spite of the fact that Senna had a two-year contract with Toleman.[1]

When the race did get underway it proved to be an underwhelming start for the two McLarens, with Prost beaten by Piquet into Tarzan, while Lauda slipped to ninth.[1] Indeed, the star of the start instead proved to be Keke Rosberg, who jumped to fifth from seventh on the grid, while Tambay leapt into third to challenge Prost.[1]

Rosberg's charge would carry on throughout the early stages, with the Finn moving into third with quick fire moves on de Angelis and Tambay.[1] Lauda was also showing what fight he had, with the Austrian ace picking his way back up the order to claim fourth at the start of lap nine.[1]

That soon became third when Piquet's BMW engine expired in a plume of smoke, a failure that also put Prost into the lead.[1] The Frenchman duly eased away from the now second placed Rosberg, who was to relinquish second to Lauda a lap after Piquet's demise.[1]

The McLarens quickly disappeared out of sight, running one-two through to the chequered flag to secure the Constructors Championship for McLaren-TAG with three races still to go.[1] Third looked set to go to Rosberg, only for a late charge from Nigel Mansell to carry the Brit from sixth to third in the closing stages.[1] Rosberg, meanwhile, would run out of fuel with two laps to go, meaning the remaining points were shared between de Angelis, Teo Fabi and Tambay.[1]

The results of the race ensured that Lauda still held the lead in the Championship with 54 points, while teammate Prost ended the weekend on 53.5.[1]

BackgroundEdit

In terms of the Championship victory last time out for Niki Lauda had meant that he moved to the top of the Championship standings, establishing a 3.5 point lead over teammate Alain Prost. It was the first time all season that someone other than the Frenchman had led the title hunt, although Prost remained the favourite heading into the final four races. Furthermore, Lauda's leap had opened a significant gap back to third placed Elio de Angelis, with the Italian racer 15.5 points off of second placed Prost arriving at Zandvoort.

The Constructors Championship, meanwhile, was all but settled in favour of McLaren-TAG, the Anglo-German squad having ended the Austrian weekend 42 points clear, with just 60 left to fight for. Ferrari, meanwhile, had emerged as their closest challengers, getting back ahead of Lotus-Renault in the latest edition of their game of leapfrog, although the Ethel based effort were only 2.5 points behind the Scuderia. Renault were also in the battle for fourth landing in the Netherlands, as were Brabham-BMW in spite of their awful reliability throughout the season.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1984 Dutch Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom MRD International Brabham BT53 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t M
2 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom MRD International Brabham BT53 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t M
3 Sweden Stefan Johansson United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 012 Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 G
4 West Germany Stefan Bellof United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 012 Ford Cosworth DFY 3.0 V8 G
5 France Jacques Laffite United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering Williams FW09B Honda RA164E 1.5 V6t G
6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering Williams FW09B Honda RA164E 1.5 V6t G
7 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2 TAG TTE PO1 1.5 V6t M
8 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2 TAG TTE PO1 1.5 V6t M
9 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom Skoal Bandit F1 Team RAM 02 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P
10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Skoal Bandit F1 Team RAM 02 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P
11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 95T Renault EF4 1.5 V6t G
12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 95T Renault EF4 1.5 V6t G
14 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock West Germany Team ATS ATS D7 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
15 France Patrick Tambay France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE50 Renault EF4 1.5 V6t M
16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Equipe Renault Elf Renault RE50 Renault EF4 1.5 V6t M
17 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Barclay Nordica Arrows BMW Arrows A7 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Barclay Nordica Arrows BMW Arrows A7 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
19 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Toleman Group Motorsport Toleman TG184 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t M
21 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter United Kingdom Spirit Racing Spirit 101 Hart 415T 1.5 L4t P
22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Benetton Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 184T Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t G
23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Benetton Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 184T Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t G
24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t P
25 France François Hesnault France Ligier Loto Ligier JS23 Renault EF4 1.5 V6t M
26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Ligier Loto Ligier JS23 Renault EF4 1.5 V6t M
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126C4 Ferrari 031 1.5 V6t G
28 France René Arnoux Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 126C4 Ferrari 031 1.5 V6t G
30 Austria Jo Gartner Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 L4t P
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1984 Dutch Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 7 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 1:14.946 1:13.567
2 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:13:872 1:13.953T +0.305s
3 11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:14.027 1:12.883 +0.316s
4 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Renault 1:15.184 1:14.405 +0.838s
5 15 France Patrick Tambay France Renault 1:17.013T 1:14.566T +0.999s
6 8 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 1:15.556 1:14.866 +1.299s
7 6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:15.137 1:15.117 +1.550s
8 5 France Jacques Laffite United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:16.659 1:15.231 +1.664s
9 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:16.248 1:15.264 +1.697s
10 2 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:16.607 1:15.338 +1.771s
11 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:16.595 1:15.735 +2.168s
12 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:16.533 1:15.811 +2.244s
13 19 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Toleman-Hart 1:16.951 1:15.960 +2.393s
14 26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Ligier-Renault 1:17.897 1:16.070 +2.503s
15 28 France René Arnoux Italy Ferrari 1:16.121 1:16.200 +2.554s
16 14 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock West Germany ATS-BMW 1:17.760 1:16.450 +2.883s
17 23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Alfa Romeo 1:16.991 1:17.855 +3.424s
18 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Alfa Romeo 1:17.124 1:17.402 +3.557s
19 17 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:17.534 1:17.368 +3.801s
20 25 France François Hesnault France Ligier-Renault 1:18.469 1:17.905 +4.338s
21 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:22.472 1:19.454 +5.887s
22 10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom RAM-Hart 1:19.849 1:19.598 +6.031s
23 30 Austria Jo Gartner Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:21.655 1:20.017 +6.450s
24 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:20.861 1:20.092 +6.525s
25 3 Sweden Stefan Johansson United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:20.959 1:20.236 +6.669s
26 9 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom RAM-Hart 1:21.387 1:20.270 +6.703s
27* 21 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter United Kingdom Spirit-Hart 1:24.771 1:21.063 +7.496s
Source:[3][4]
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.
  • T Indicates a driver using a test/spare car.
  • * Rothengatter was allowed to join the back of the grid as the two Tyrrells were entered under protest.[4]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Alain Prost
Nelson Piquet ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Elio de Angelis
Derek Warwick ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Patrick Tambay
Niki Lauda ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Keke Rosberg
Jacques Laffite ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Michele Alboreto
Teo Fabi ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Thierry Boutsen
Nigel Mansell ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Ayrton Senna
Andrea de Cesaris ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 René Arnoux
Manfred Winkelhock ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Eddie Cheever
Riccardo Patrese ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Marc Surer
François Hesnault ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Piercarlo Ghinzani
Stefan Bellof ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Stefan Johansson
Philippe Alliot ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Huub Rothengatter
______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultEdit

The full results for the 1984 Dutch Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 71 1:37:21.468 1 9
2 8 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 71 + 10.283s 6 6
3 12 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 71 + 1:19.544 12 4
4 11 Italy Elio de Angelis United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 70 + 1 Lap 3 3
5 2 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 70 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 15 France Patrick Tambay France Renault 70 + 1 Lap 5 1
7 25 France François Hesnault France Ligier-Renault 69 + 2 Laps 20
DSQ* 4 West Germany Stefan Bellof United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 69 + 2 Laps 24
DSQ* 3 Sweden Stefan Johansson United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 69 + 2 Laps 25
8 6 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Honda 68 Out of Fuel 7
9 10 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom RAM-Hart 67 + 4 Laps 22
10 9 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom RAM-Hart 67 + 4 Laps 26
11 28 France René Arnoux Italy Ferrari 66 Electrical 15
12 30 Austria Jo Gartner Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 66 + 5 Laps 23
13 23 United States Eddie Cheever Italy Alfa Romeo 65 Out of Fuel 17
Ret 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 59 Accident 11
Ret 21 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter United Kingdom Spirit-Hart 53 Throttle 27
Ret 22 Italy Riccardo Patrese Italy Alfa Romeo 51 Engine 18
Ret 26 Italy Andrea de Cesaris France Ligier-Renault 31 Engine 14
Ret 5 France Jacques Laffite United Kingdom Williams-Honda 23 Engine 8
Ret 16 United Kingdom Derek Warwick France Renault 23 Spun Off 4
Ret 14 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock West Germany ATS-BMW 22 Spun Off 16
Ret 19 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Toleman-Hart 19 Engine 13
Ret 17 Switzerland Marc Surer United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 17 Wheel 19
Ret 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 10 Oil Pressure 2
Ret 24 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 8 Fuel Pump 21
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 7 Engine 9
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Johansson and Bellof were both disqualified as a result of the "ban" on the Tyrrell 012.[5]
  • Rosberg, Arnoux and Cheever were all still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

  • McLaren secured their second Constructors' Championship.
    • TAG claimed their maiden Constructors' Championship as an engine supplier.
  • Arrows made their 100th Grand Prix start as a constructor.[6]
  • The race number #23 made its 200th appearance on an entry list.[7]
  • Fourteenth career victory for Alain Prost.[6]
    • It was also Prost's fifth win of the season.
  • 39th victory for McLaren as a constructor.[6]
    • Engine partners TAG claimed their ninth victory.[6]
    • Oil suppliers Shell secured their 100th victory.[7]
  • René Arnoux recorded his twelfth and final fastest lap.[6]
    • This was also the tenth fastest lap for a car using #28 as its race number.[7]
    • Also the 100th fastest lap recorded by a Ferrari built and engined car.[7]

StandingsEdit

Alain Prost's fifth win of the season put the Frenchman just half a point off of teammate Niki Lauda at the head of the Championship hunt, with the pair realistically the only drivers fighting for the crown. Indeed, third placed Elio de Angelis would have to win the next race in Italy just to stay in the hunt, with a 22 point gap between himself and Lauda. He was therefore in a fight for third, which included René Arnoux, Nelson Piquet and Derek Warwick.

In contrast the World Championship for Constructors battle was already over, for McLaren-TAG were now out of reach of the rest of the field. Indeed, their stunning tally of 107.5 left them 52.5 points clear of second placed Lotus-Renault, with just 45 points left to fight for in 1984. The Ethel based squad were therefore fighting for second, with Ferrari, Renault and Brabham-BMW all in the fight.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Austria Niki Lauda 54
2 France Alain Prost 53.5
3 Italy Elio de Angelis 32
4 France René Arnoux 25
5 Brazil Nelson Piquet 24
6 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 23
7 Finland Keke Rosberg 20.5
8 Italy Michele Alboreto 15.5
9 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 13 ▲2
10 France Patrick Tambay 10 ▼1
11 Brazil Ayrton Senna 9 ▼1
12 Italy Teo Fabi 9
13 France Jacques Laffite 5
14 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 5
15 United States Eddie Cheever 3
16 Italy Riccardo Patrese 3
17 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 3
18 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani 2
19 Switzerland Marc Surer 1
World Championship for Manufacturers
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 107.5
2 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 45 ▲1
3 Italy Ferrari 40.5 ▼1
4 France Renault 34
5 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 33
6 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 25.5
7 United Kingdom Toleman-Hart 9
8 Italy Alfa Romeo 6
9 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 3
10 France Ligier-Renault 3
11 United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 3
12 Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

These standings have been modified to show the Championship as it stood after the retroactive disqualification of the Tyrrell 012 and drivers Martin Brundle and Stefan Bellof.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 'Dutch GP, 1984', grandprix.com, (Inside F1 Inc., 2015), http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr401.html, (Accessed 21/03/2019)
  2. 'Netherlands 1984: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1984/autriche/engages.aspx, (Accessed 20/03/2019)
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named MM
  4. 4.0 4.1 'Netherlands 1984: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1984/pays-bas/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 21/03/2019)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 'Netherlands 1984: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1984/pays-bas/classement.aspx, (Accessed 21/03/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 '13. Netherlands 1984', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1984/pays-bas.aspx, (Accessed 21/03/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 '1984 Dutch GP', chicanef1.com, (Chicane F1, 2015), http://www.chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=1984&gp=Dutch%20GP&r=1, (Accessed 21/03/2019)
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