Belgian driver Jacky Ickx, driving a Ferrari, won the Dutch Grand Prix World Championship at Zandvoort on Sunday (20 June).
GV PAN start of race
GV PAN cars round bend
MV Marshals car
GV ZOOM INTO MV two cars locked together after crash
GV PAN car No. 8 (Rodriguez) passing
MV Race - Marshals waving warning flags PAN TO No.2 (Ickx) passing and fireman running across track from crashed cars
GV PAN car No.5 (Stewart) round bend and over hill
LV PAN car No.2 along straight PAN to lap counter board
MV PAN TO GV No.6 freed from other crashed car and continues race
GV PAN car No.8 passing car No.21 on bend and over hill
GV PAN car No.26 passing along straight
GV PAN TO LV car No.2 round bend
MV Car No.9 skidding off track behind crashed vehicle
GTV ZOOM INTO MV mechanics in pits holding up lap chart
LV Winner and other cars passed chequered flag
GV ZOOM INTO SV winner with garland (Jacky Ickx)
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Background: Belgian driver Jacky Ickx, driving a Ferrari, won the Dutch Grand Prix World Championship at Zandvoort on Sunday (20 June).
Britain's Jackie Stewart, hoping to consolidate his position as leader in the championship placings, lost ground as Ickx moved up to within five points of him as a result of the Belgian driver's victory on Sunday.
Driving well in conditions made treacherous by rain, Ickx took the chequered flag eight seconds ahead of Mexican Pedro Rodriguez, driving a BRM.
SYNOPSIS: After a fifteen-minute delay, on a rain-swept track, the Dutch Grand Prix finally got under way a Zandvoort on Sunday.
Among the first cars away were those of Belgian driver Jacky Ickx in a Ferrari number two and Britain's Jackie Stewart, driving a Tyrrell Ford number five. Stewart was attempting to clinch his lead in the championship placings.
The wet track took its toll. For some, the extra 15 minutes' practice wasn't enough.
Passing was Mexico's Pedro Rodriguez, driving car number 8 - a BRM. The conditions made the race a fearsome test of the drivers' skill, and cars spun in all direction.
Jacky Ickx and finished second and third in two of the three previous races in the 1971 Formula One Grand Prix Series. Jacky Stewart, already holding top place, was trying to repeat his 1969 world championship win.
But the British driver became one of the early causalities, spinning off the track in the third circuit. Although he managed to stay in the race, he could only finish eleventh -- and he picked up no championship points.
As the race progressed, Rodriguez pushed his way up.
New Zealander Dennis Hulme, driving a McLaren, was among the drivers fighting their way around the 2-and-a-half-mile-circuit.
Switzerland's Jo Siffert in a BRM, suffered at the hands of the weather.
The race soon became a battle between Ickx and Rodriguez.
After one hour, 56 minutes and 20.09 seconds, Ickx burst over the finish -- followed closely by Rodriguez. Switzerland's Clay Regazzoni, driving a Ferrari, took third -- a lap behind the leaders.
Ickx's victory put him within five points of Stewart in the championship table. His average speed was 94.062 miles per hour.