The Motor Racing scene in Holland is simple and straight-forward compared with some countries, there is but one circuit, the Grand Prix always takes place there and it doesn’t change too much, so everyone turns up at the seaside resort of Zandvoort in a fairly happy frame of mind. Taking a lead from the British GP the Dutch organizers seeds out the rabbits from the entry and give them a private test session on the Tuesday before the event, to sort out four to go forward into the official Grand Prix practice. There are nine entries list for rabbits day and they include Brett Unger and Merzario, which seems odd as they normally qualify well up among the big boys and Merzario is particularly incense and refuses to take part on Tuesday. Brandishing the rule book of the FIA and with legal advice he got the special session makes null and void after it has happen, so that the four who have qualify on Tuesday is wasting their time. These are Lunger (McLaren M23/14), Binder (Penske PC4/01), Henton (Boro 001 nee Ensign MN04) and Pilette (BRM P207/02). Three drivers are due to be left out, these being Ashley (Hesketh 308E/3), Villota (McLaren M23/6) and local lad Michael Bleekemolen (March 761/8) but with the canceling of the result Ashley and the Dutchman appear on Friday while Villota goes off to another event. The Swiss driver Loris Kessel should have taken part with an old Williams car, but spent his time chasing John MacDonald of the RAM Racing team for some legal and ﬁnancial matters leave over from last season, and eventually successfully got MacDonald apprehend by the Dutch police. On Friday the serious business begins and it doesn’t take long for Team Lotus to show that the Zandvoort circuit really suits the Lotus 78 and Mario Andretti.