Dries van der Lof (23 August 1919 in Emmen – 24 May 1990 in Enschede) was a racing driver from the Netherlands. Van der Lof was an industrialist whose factory manufactured electric cable, and competed as an amateur in motorsport events.

1952 - Dries van der Lof with the HWM 52 from Hersham and Walton Motors Team

1952 – Dries van der Lof with the HWM 52 from Hersham and Walton Motors Team

He participated in one World Championship Grand Prix – the 1952 Dutch Grand Prix on 17 August 1952, where together with Jan Flinterman he was the first driver from the Netherlands to compete in a Formula One World Championship race. Entering a HWM 52, he retired from the race after 70 laps and scored no championship points. He later brought a Maserati 250F and competed in historic racing until the 1980s.

1977 - Dries van der Lof in his Delahaye MS 135 during the  Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Nürburgring

1977 – Dries van der Lof in his Delahaye MS 135 during the Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Nürburgring

More information on this first Dutch Grand Prix on second-a-lap.blogspot.se.

Overview Dutch Formula One drivers:

Jan Flinterman (1952)
Dries van der Lof (1952)
Carel Godin de Beaufort (1957 – 1964)
Ben Pon (1962)
Rob Slotemaker* (1962)
Gijs van Lennep (1971 – 1975)
Roelof Wunderink (1975)
Boy Hayje (1976 – 1977)
Michael Bleekemolen (1977 – 1978)
Jan Lammers (1979 – 1992)
Huub Rothengatter (1984 – 1986)
Jos Verstappen (1994 – 2003)
Robert Doornbos (2004 – 2006)
Christijan Albers (2005 – 2007)
Giedo van der Garde (2008 – …)
Robin Frijns* (2013 – …)
Max Verstappen (2014 – …)