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1961 Season
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1961 Australian GP
1961 Dutch GP
1960 Belgian GP

1961 Belgian GP

1961 ACF GP
1962 Belgian GP
 XXI  Grand Prix de Belgique


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 18 June 1961
Start time14:00
EventBelgian GP
CircuitSpa-Francorchamps
Event FormatRace of 30 laps
Race16 of 32
Championship race97
Circuit
Laps30
Circuit Perimeter14100 m
Race Distance14100 × 30 = 423.000 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast
Participants
Entries25
Qualifiers22
Finishers13
Championship Debutants
Jackie Lewis (Driver),
Lorenzo Bandini (Driver),
   Lotus 18/21 (Car Model),
H&L Motors (Entrant)
MilestonesBruce McLaren - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Dunlop - 25th Pole Position (Tyre Manufacturer)
Porsche - 20th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Porsche - 25th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Wolfgang von Trips - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points ScoresCooper (10),
2. Most 8th Fastest LapsTony Brooks (3),
3. Most 14th Fastest LapsMaurice Trintignant (3),
4. Most 15th Fastest LapsCarel Godin de Beaufort (3),
5. Most 17th Fastest LapsCooper (7),
6. Most 19th Fastest LapsCooper (4),
7. Most 15th Fastest Laps in a SeasonCarel Godin de Beaufort (2),
8. Most 2nd Place Qualifications, Finishes and Fastest LapsFerrari (2)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper (56),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (188),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (129),
4. Most Race WinsFerrari (33),
5. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (57),
6. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (39),
7. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (31),
8. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper (20),
9. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioFerrari (15.36%),
10. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (33),
11. Most 3rd Fastest LapsFerrari (11),
12. Most 4th Fastest LapsFerrari (6),
13. Most 5th Fastest LapsCooper (11),
14. Most 8th Fastest LapsBRM (8),
15. Most 13th Fastest LapsCooper (7),
16. Most 14th Fastest LapsCooper (12),
17. Most Races LedFerrari (79),
18. Most Laps LedFerrari (2085),
19. Most Race EntriesMaurice Trintignant (67),
20. Most Perfect WeekendsFerrari (19),
21. Most 3rd Place Qualifications, Finishes and Fastest LapsFerrari (3),
22. Most PolesFerrari (34),
23. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (34),
24. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (35),
25. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (35),
26. Most 15th Place QualificationsCooper (19)

Championships
1 Phil Hill 19 
up
2 Wolfgang von Trips 18 
same
3 Stirling Moss 12 
down
4 Richie Ginther 12 
same
5 Jim Clark 4 
same
6 Olivier Gendebien 3 
up
7 Dan Gurney 3 
down
8 John Surtees 2 
up
9 Bruce McLaren 1 
down
 Jack Brabham 1 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 22 
same
2 Lotus / Climax 12 
same
3 Cooper / Climax 4 
up
4 Porsche / Porsche 3 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 4Car 4Car 6
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
DriverPhil HillPhil HillRichie Ginther
CarFerrari 156Ferrari 156Ferrari 156
EngineFerrari 1.5 V6Ferrari 1.5 V6Ferrari 1.5 V6
Time2:03'03.83'59.33'59.8
Speed206.235 km/h212.119 km/h211.676 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led