The Dutch Grand Prix since 1986 seemed to be a relic of the past with fans talking about many great races that took place in Zandvoort years ago. The revival of the Dutch GP in 2021 proved to be worthwhile because fans and drivers loved the updated version of Zandvoort. Formula 1 has changed significantly since the Netherlands first hosted a GP in 1952 but one thing remains the same: the passion for racing has never wavered.
Winning in Zandvoort took courage because of the dangerously high speeds with little protection being provided to drivers in the early days. Familiar names are on the winners list but only one driver and one team can claim to be the best. Here is the list of the most successful drivers and teams at the Dutch Grand Prix.
MOST SUCCESSFUL F1 TEAMS IN THE NETHERLANDS
|FERRARI||ITALY||1952, 1953, 1961, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1983||8|
|LOTUS||BRITAIN||1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1980||6|
|MCLAREN||BRITAIN||1976, 1984, 1985||3|
MOST SUCCESSFUL F1 DRIVERS IN THE NETHERLANDS
|JIM CLARK||BRITAIN||LOTUS||1963, 1964, 1965, 1967||4|
|JACKIE STEWART||BRITAIN||MATRA, TYRELL||1968, 1969, 1973||3|
|NIKI LAUDA||AUSTRIA||FERRARI, MCLAREN||1974, 1977, 1985||3|
|ALBERTO ASCARI||ITALY||FERRARI||1952, 1953||2|
|JACK BRABHAM||AUSTRALIA||COOPER, BRABHAM||1950, 1966||2|
|JAMES HUNT||BRITAIN||MCLAREN, HESKETH||1975, 1976||2|
|ALAIN PROST||FRANCE||RENAULT, MCLAREN||1981, 1984||2|
The Dutch Grand Prix has been held thirty-one times so far and promises to continue to be a hit on F1 schedules moving forward. Britain’s Jim Clark has won the most races in the Netherlands with four victories during the sixties. We can’t help wondering how many more races Clark and Lotus would have won at Zandvoort had he not died so prematurely.
Ferrari is on top of the constructors winning races in four out of the five decades the GP was held in F1 history. Ferrari will have plenty of time to add at least one win in Dutch territory in the 2020s. The future of the Dutch GP is bright and heading into 2022 and beyond predicting winners won’t be easy but one thing is certain the home crowd will be rooting for Max Verstappen.