Formula 1 1961 Dutch Grand Prix

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1961-05-22
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Circuit Park Zandvoort
Wolfgang von Trips
Phil Hill

The 1961 Dutch Grand Prix was won by Wolfgang von Trips of Ferrari. Phil Hill was a very close second.
Despite being on pole position in Netherland, Phil Hill could not convert this into a win.

The race in Netherland was round 2 of 8 of the 1961 season.

 

1961 Dutch Grand Prix

The 1961 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 22 May 1961 at Zandvoort. It was race 2 of 8 in both the 1961 World Championship of Drivers and the 1961 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

Taking place one week after the Monaco GP, there was not time for Innes Ireland to heal from his injury in the previous race, so he was replaced by Trevor Taylor. The front row was taken up by three Ferraris. Von Trips took the lead from the start and led every lap. Phil Hill was a solid second but was soon pressured by Jim Clark, who made a great start from the fourth row. The two would trade second place often with the Ferrari quicker on the straight and the Lotus faster in the corners. This continued until about 20 laps from the end when Clark's handling allowed the Ferrari to pull away. Fourth place was also a hard fought battle. Moss and Ginther, who made a terrible start, battled nose-to-tail until the very end with Moss passing Ginther on the final lap. The race was also historic as the first of seven races in which every car was classified as a finisher. In fact, in this race no driver even made a pit stop.


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