Formula 1 1961 British Grand Prix

data

1961-07-15
5
Aintree
Wolfgang von Trips
Phil Hill

The 1961 British Grand Prix was won by Wolfgang von Trips of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Phil Hill could not convert this into a win.

The race in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was round 5 of 8 of the 1961 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 75 2:40:53.6 9
2 75 +46.0 6
3 75 +46.8 4
4 75 +1:08.6 3
5 75 +1:16.2 2
6 75 +1:26.2 1
7 74 +1 Lap 0
8 74 +1 Lap 0
9 73 +2 Laps 0
10 72 +3 Laps 0
11 71 +4 Laps 0
12 71 +4 Laps 0
13 69 +6 Laps 0
14 69 +6 Laps 0
15 69 +6 Laps 0
16 69 +6 Laps 0
62 Oil leak 0
17 58 +17 Laps 0
56 Disqualified 0
45 Gearbox 0
44 Brakes 0
43 Engine 0
27 Accident 0
25 Ignition 0
23 Differential 0
12 Clutch 0
7 Handling 0
7 Ignition 0
5 Accident 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Gearbox 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Phil Hill Ferrari
2 Richie Ginther Ferrari
3 Jo Bonnier Porsche
4 Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari
5 Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
6 Tony Brooks BRM
7 Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax
8 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
9 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
10 John Surtees Cooper-Climax
11 Graham Hill BRM
12 Dan Gurney Porsche
13 Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax
14 Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax
15 Jackie Lewis Cooper-Climax
16 Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax
17 Henry Taylor Lotus-Climax
18 Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche
19 Giancarlo Baghetti Ferrari
20 Jack Fairman Ferguson
21 Lorenzo Bandini Cooper-Maserati
22 Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-Climax
24 Tony Maggs Lotus-Climax
25 Ian Burgess Lotus-Climax
26 Gerry Ashmore Lotus-Climax
26 Keith Greene Gilby
27 Tony Marsh Lotus-Climax
28 Massimo Natili Cooper-Maserati
29 Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax
30 Lucien Bianchi Lotus-Climax

1961 British Grand Prix

The 1961 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race, held on 15 July 1961 at the Aintree Circuit, near Liverpool. It was race 5 of 8 in both the 1961 World Championship of Drivers and the 1961 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

Following a wet weekend, with torrential rain affecting both qualifying and the race start, the Grand Prix was ultimately dominated by Scuderia Ferrari, with their drivers taking all three podium positions. The race was won by German Wolfgang von Trips, who had led for much of the race after starting from fourth place on the grid. This was von Trips's second but also his final Grand Prix victory as two races later he was killed in an accident during the 1961 Italian Grand Prix. Pole position winner Phil Hill drove to second place, on his way to winning the World Drivers' Championship at the end of the season, and third place was taken by Hill's American compatriot Richie Ginther.

The 1961 British Grand Prix is also notable as being the first occasion on which a four-wheel drive car, and the last at which a front engined car was entered for a World Championship race. These two accomplishments were achieved by the same vehicle: the experimental Ferguson P99-Climax run by the Rob Walker Racing Team. Although the car was disqualified for receiving assistance on the track, in the hands of Stirling Moss – who took over the car from first driver Jack Fairman after his own Lotus's brakes failed – it showed some promise. Unfortunately for Moss, the 1961 British Grand Prix also marked the last occasion on which the local hero would contest a Grand Prix race on home soil, as his career was ended by an accident during a non-Championship race prior to the 1962 season.


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