Dutch Grand Prix – 1984


If there was any novelty that year in the Netherlands, it was certainly the press’s behavior that Grand Prix weekend. The topic: Ayrton Senna.

On Saturday, after qualifying in 13th, without managing to improve his time from Friday, Ayrton Senna disappointed his Toleman with his performance. Suddenly, he was surrounded by reporters from various countries, wanting to interview him.

He began to imagine a speech on wining a pole position:

“This is what happened: I was behind Prost on the Tarzan Corner when I decided to go around him to score a pole.”

And this is how Ayrton Senna had some fun before the reporters arrived. But they would want much more than details on that 13th placing on the grid or on the retirement on the 19th lap occurred the following day.

Everyone there wanted to know which team Ayrton Senna would race for in 1985. He had invitations for try outs for Williams, Tyrrell, Brabham, Lotus and McLaren. He of course did not reveal his decision that day.

Resumo da Corrida

  • 1 A. Prost
  • 2 N. Piquet
  • 3 E. de Angelis
  • 4 D. Warwick
  • 5 P. Tambay
  • 6 N. Lauda
  • 7 K. Rosberg
  • 8 J. Laffite
  • 9 M. Alboreto
  • 10 T. Fabi
  • 11 T. Boutsen
  • 12 N. Mansell
  • 13 Ayrton Senna
  • 14 A. de Cesaris
  • 15 R. Arnoux
  • 16 M. Winkelhock
  • 17 E. Cheever
  • 18 R. Patrese
  • 19 M. Surer
  • 20 F. Hesnault
  • 21 P. Ghinzani
  • 22 J. Palmer
  • 23 J. Gartner
  • 24 S. Bellof
  • 25 S. Johansson
  • 26 P. Alliot
  • 27 H. Rothengatter
Voltas 71
Tempo Ensolarado
Volta mais rápida R. Arnoux 1'19"465
Podium 1º A. Prost 2º N. Lauda 3º N. Mansell
Carros 25
Abandonos 15