Formula 1 1961 German Grand Prix

data

1961-08-06
6
Nürburgring
Stirling Moss
Phil Hill

The 1961 German Grand Prix was won by Stirling Moss of Lotus-Climax.
Despite being on pole position in Germany, Phil Hill could not convert this into a win.

The race in Germany was round 6 of 8 of the 1961 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 15 2:18:12.4 9
2 15 +21.4 6
3 15 +22.5 4
4 15 +1:17.1 3
5 15 +1:53.1 2
6 15 +2:41.4 1
7 15 +3:23.1 0
8 15 +5:23.1 0
9 15 +5:23.7 0
10 15 +12:11.5 0
11 14 +1 Lap 0
12 14 +1 Lap 0
13 14 +1 Lap 0
14 14 +1 Lap 0
13 Accident 0
15 13 +2 Laps 0
16 13 +2 Laps 0
12 Engine 0
11 Not classified 0
10 Engine 0
6 Engine 0
5 Engine 0
3 Handling 0
1 Heat shield fire 0
1 Accident 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Withdrew 0
0 Accident 0
0 Withdrew 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Phil Hill Ferrari
2 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
3 Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
4 Jo Bonnier Porsche
5 Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari
6 Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax
7 Dan Gurney Porsche
8 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
9 Tony Brooks BRM
10 John Surtees Cooper-Climax
11 Hans Herrmann Porsche
12 Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax
13 Willy Mairesse Ferrari
14 Richie Ginther Ferrari
15 Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax
16 Graham Hill BRM
17 Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche
18 Jackie Lewis Cooper-Climax
19 Lorenzo Bandini Cooper-Maserati
20 Tony Marsh Lotus-Climax
21 Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Maserati
22 Tony Maggs Lotus-Climax
23 Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-Climax
24 Ian Burgess Cooper-Climax
25 Gerry Ashmore Lotus-Climax
26 Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax

1961 German Grand Prix

The 1961 German Grand Prix was the 23rd time the German Grand Prix (or Grosser Preis von Deutschland) motor race was held. The race also held the honorary designation of the 21st European Grand Prix. It was run to Formula One regulations as race 6 of 8 in both the 1961 World Championship of Drivers and the 1961 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers It was held on 6 August 1961 over 15 laps of the giant 14.2 mile Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit for a race distance of almost 213 miles. The race also celebrated the 100th race since the establishment of the World Championship in 1950.

The race was won by British driver Stirling Moss, driving a Lotus 18/21 for privateer outfit the Rob Walker Racing Team. Moss started from the second row of the grid and lead every lap of the race. It was the first German Grand Prix victory for a rear-engined car since Bernd Rosemeyer's Auto Union Type C took victory in 1936. Moss finished just over 20 seconds ahead of Ferrari 156 drivers Wolfgang von Trips and Phil Hill, breaking a four-race consecutive run of Ferrari victories. The result pushed Moss into third place in the championship points race, becoming the only driver outside Ferrari's trio of von Trips, Hill and Richie Ginther still in contention to become the 1961 World Champion with two races left.

Jack Brabham's Cooper took full advantage of the new Coventry-Climax V-8 in qualifying. Brabham qualified second, and shot to the lead by the first corner. However, Brabham crashed before the end of the first lap due to a sticking throttle. It was the last home country appearance for points leader von Trips before his death at the Italian Grand Prix five weeks later. His second-place finish saw Ferrari secure the constructors' championship. The remaining championship points scorers were all from British racing teams. Scottish driver Jim Clark (Lotus 21) was fourth for Team Lotus; former motorcycle World Champion John Surtees (Cooper T53) was fifth for Yeoman Credit Racing and young New Zealander Bruce McLaren was sixth in his factory-run Cooper T58.

Of the race's 26 starters, 17 finished the race with 16 of them classified finishers. Bernard Collomb (Cooper T53) did not complete the 75% race distance in order to be classified as a finisher.


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