Formula 1 1961 French Grand Prix

data

1961-07-02
4
Reims-Gueux
Giancarlo Baghetti
Phil Hill

The 1961 French Grand Prix was won by Giancarlo Baghetti of Ferrari. Dan Gurney was a very close secondwith Jim Clark also not far behind.
Despite being on pole position in France, Phil Hill could not convert this into a win.
Hill was forced to retire in lap 50 due to: +2 Laps.

The race in France was round 4 of 8 of the 1961 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 52 2:14:17.5 9
2 52 +0.1 6
3 52 +1:01.0 4
4 52 +1:10.3 3
5 52 +1:41.8 2
6 52 +1:41.9 1
7 52 +3:15.4 0
8 51 +1 Lap 0
9 50 +2 Laps 0
10 49 +3 Laps 0
11 48 +4 Laps 0
12 43 +9 Laps 0
13 42 +10 Laps 0
14 42 +10 Laps 0
15 40 Oil pressure 0
31 Brakes 0
27 Engine 0
23 Overheating 0
21 Overheating 0
18 Engine 0
15 Engine 0
14 Oil pressure 0
6 Engine 0
4 Accident 0
4 Overheating 0
4 Overheating 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Withdrew 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Phil Hill Ferrari
2 Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari
3 Richie Ginther Ferrari
4 Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
5 Dan Gurney Porsche
6 Graham Hill BRM
7 John Surtees Cooper-Climax
8 Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax
9 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
10 Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax
11 Tony Brooks BRM
12 Giancarlo Baghetti Ferrari
13 Jo Bonnier Porsche
14 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
15 Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax
16 Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax
17 Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche
18 Jackie Lewis Cooper-Climax
19 Lucien Bianchi Lotus-Climax
20 Willy Mairesse Lotus-Climax
21 Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax
22 Michael May Lotus-Climax
23 Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Maserati
24 Ian Burgess Lotus-Climax
25 Henry Taylor Lotus-Climax
26 Giorgio Scarlatti De Tomaso-Osca

1961 French Grand Prix

The 1961 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 2 July 1961 at Reims. It was race 4 of 8 in both the 1961 World Championship of Drivers and the 1961 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

By winning the race, Giancarlo Baghetti became only the third driver to win his first World Championship race, the other two being Nino Farina, who won the first World Championship race (the 1950 British Grand Prix) and Johnnie Parsons, who won the 1950 Indianapolis 500 (the Indianapolis 500 was part of the World Championship from 1950 to 1960), though both Farina and Parsons had competed at future World Championship races before the creation of the championship, while this was Baghetti's first start at a major Grand Prix. This was Baghetti's only World Championship race win. He would never finish in the top 3 again.


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