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Dutch GP 1965

JULY 18, 1965

Dutch GP, 1965

Jim Clark, Dutch GP 1965
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A week after the British GP the Formula 1 circus was back together again in Holland and there were clear signs that the Honda F1 program was beginning to become more serious as Ritchie Ginther took pole position ahead of Jim Clark's Lotus and the BRM of Graham Hill. Dan Gurney's Brabham shared the second row with John Surtees's Ferrari while the third row featured Mike Spence in the second Lotus, Denny Hulme in the Brabham (standing in for Jack Brabham again) and Jackie Stewart in the second BRM.

At the start of the race Ginther took the lead with Hill second and Clark third. It took Hill until the end of lap two to slipstream past the Honda and then Clark followed at the end of the fourth lap and then managed to get Hill in the course of lap five to take the lead. As Clark pulled away from Hill Ginther dropped back and was overtaken by Gurney, Stewart and then Hulme in the laps which followed. Hill was unable to challenge Clark and he began to drift back down the order in the mid-race with Gurney and then Stewart passing him. Stewart was then able to overtake Gurney and move to second place but there was no way he could catch Clark.

Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 33 80 2h03m59.100s  
12 Jackie Stewart BRM P261 80 2h04m07.100s  
16 Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax BT11 80 2h04m12.100s  
10 Graham Hill BRM P261 80 2h04m44.200s  
14 Denny Hulme Brabham-Climax BT11 79  
22 Richie Ginther Honda RA272 79  
John Surtees Ferrari 1512 79  
Mike Spence Lotus-Climax 25 79  
Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 158 79  12 
10 38 Innes Ireland Lotus-BRM 25 78  13 
11 30 Frank Gardner Brabham-BRM BT11 77  11 
12 34 Richard Attwood Lotus-BRM 25 77  17 
13 28 Jo Siffert Brabham-BRM BT11 55  10 
20 Jochen Rindt Cooper-Climax T77 48 Engine 14 
18 Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax T77 36 Transmission 
26 Jo Bonnier Brabham-Climax BT7 16 Ignition 15 
36 Bob Anderson Brabham-Climax BT11 11 Overheating 16