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1960 Dutch Grand Prix

Grote Prijs van Nederland

Monday, June 6, 1960
Round:
4
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
75
Fastest Lap:
Moss, 1m33.8
Country:
Holland
Circuit:
1960 season:
Report

Moss the Moral Victor

Zandvoort, June 6th.

For some reason best known to themselves, the F.I.A. broke one of their own rules when they sanctioned the holding of the Dutch Grand Prix just one week after the Monaco Grand Prix. for International rules say there should be a minimum of a fortnight between major races. Luckily the Dutch race was scheduled for Whit-Monday and practice on the previous Saturday and Sunday, but, bearing in mind the wreckage after the Monte Carlo race and the fact that the two circuits are nearly 1,000 miles apart, there was a lot of overtime put in by the mechanics of the various teams.

Most of the entrants from Monaco were at Zandvoort, with the addition of Aston Martin, making their first Continental appearance this season. Brabham's Cooper had to return to Surbiton to be bent straight on the building jig, the B.R.M. team brought out a brand new car to replace the one crashed by Graham Hill, while all three cars had to have the rear suspension uprights reinfbrced and engines were changed, there being a remarkable number of B.R.M. engines about the place at Zandvoort—some on their way back to Bourne for overhaul, new ones to put in the cars, and spare ones just in case.

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