Formula 1 1961 United States Grand Prix

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1961-10-08
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Watkins Glen
Innes Ireland
Jack Brabham

The 1961 United States Grand Prix was won by Innes Ireland of Lotus-Climax.
Despite being on pole position in United States of America, Jack Brabham could not convert this into a win.
Brabham was forced to retire in lap 57 due to: Overheating.

The race in United States of America was the last of 8 rounds of the 1961 season.

 

1961 United States Grand Prix

The 1961 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on October 8, 1961, at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course in Watkins Glen, New York. It was the eighth and final race in both the 1961 World Championship of Drivers and the 1961 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

In its third year of searching the United States Grand Prix finally found a home, thanks to Cameron Argetsinger, and truly established Formula One racing in the United States. The season-ending race also provided the first victory for one of the sport's greatest teams – Colin Chapman's Team Lotus – and gave an extremely popular driver, Innes Ireland, his only career Grand Prix win. Ireland started eighth, took the lead when the engine in Stirling Moss' Lotus failed, and finished 4.3 seconds ahead of American Dan Gurney.


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