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1961 ACF GP
1960 British GP

1961 British GP

1961 Solitude GP
1961 German GP
1962 British GP
 XIV  RAC British Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSaturday 15 July 1961
Start time14:00
EventBritish GP
CircuitAintree
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
Race18 of 32
Championship race99
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter4828 m
Race Distance4828 × 75 = 362.100 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Wet
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers30
Finishers17
Championship Debutants
Gerry Ashmore (Driver),
Massimo Natili (Driver),
Tony Maggs (Driver),
Ferguson (Car Manufacturer),
Gilby (Car Manufacturer),
Ferguson P99 (Car Model),
   Gilby 1961 (Car Model),
Gerry Ashmore (Entrant),
Louise Bryden-Brown (Entrant),
Scuderia Sant'Ambroeus (Entrant),
Tim Parnell (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 26 - 75th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 4 - 10th Win (Car Number)
Car 56 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
Camoradi International - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Carel Godin de Beaufort - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Ecurie Maarsbergen - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Gilby Engineering - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Lotus - 100th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Masten Gregory - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Phil Hill - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper, Ferrari (59),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresJack Brabham (15),
3. Most 14th Place FinishesIan Burgess (3),
4. Most Consecutive 12th Place FinishesCooper (2),
5. Most Consecutive 14th Place FinishesLotus (2),
6. Most Consecutive 14th Place FinishesIan Burgess (2),
7. Highest 15th Place Finish RatioGilby (100.00%),
8. Most 12th Place Finishes in a SeasonCooper (3),
9. Most 14th Place Finishes in a SeasonIan Burgess (2),
10. Most 3rd Fastest LapsWolfgang von Trips (4),
11. Most 6th Fastest LapsBruce McLaren (3),
12. Most 27th Fastest LapsCooper (1),
13. Most 27th Fastest LapsJackie Lewis (1),
14. Most 28th Fastest LapsLotus (1),
15. Most 28th Fastest LapsTim Parnell (1),
16. Most 29th Fastest LapsLotus (1),
17. Most 29th Fastest LapsGerry Ashmore (1),
18. Most 22nd Fastest Laps in a SeasonCooper (2),
19. Most 27th Fastest Laps in a SeasonCooper (1),
20. Most 27th Fastest Laps in a SeasonJackie Lewis (1),
21. Most 28th Fastest Laps in a SeasonLotus (1),
22. Most 28th Fastest Laps in a SeasonTim Parnell (1),
23. Most 29th Fastest Laps in a SeasonLotus (1),
24. Most 29th Fastest Laps in a SeasonGerry Ashmore (1),
25. Most 16th Place Qualifications in a SeasonMasten Gregory (3),
26. Most 25th Place Qualifications in a SeasonLotus (3)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (192),
2. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (133),
3. Most Race WinsFerrari (35),
4. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (58),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (40),
6. Most 11th Place FinishesCooper (12),
7. Most 12th Place FinishesCooper (7),
8. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points ScoresCooper (12),
9. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper (22),
10. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioFerrari (15.30%),
11. Most 3rd Fastest LapsFerrari (12),
12. Most 5th Fastest LapsCooper (12),
13. Most 6th Fastest LapsCooper (9),
14. Most 13th Fastest LapsCooper (8),
15. Most 14th Fastest LapsCooper (14),
16. Most 22nd Fastest LapsCooper (4),
17. Most Races LedFerrari (85),
18. Most Laps LedFerrari (2207),
19. Most PolesFerrari (36),
20. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (36),
21. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (29),
22. Most 15th Place QualificationsCooper (21)

Championships
1 Wolfgang von Trips 27 
up
2 Phil Hill 25 
down
3 Richie Ginther 16 
up
4 Stirling Moss 12 
down
5 Giancarlo Baghetti 9 
same
6 Dan Gurney 9 
same
7 Jim Clark 8 
same
8 Jack Brabham 4 
up
9 Olivier Gendebien 3 
down
 Innes Ireland 3 
down
11 Bruce McLaren 3 
down
12 Jo Bonnier 2 
up
 John Surtees 2 
down
14 Roy Salvadori 1 
same
 Graham Hill 1 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 38 
same
2 Lotus / Climax 16 
same
3 Porsche / Porsche 11 
same
4 Cooper / Climax 9 
same
5 BRM / Climax 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 4Car 2Car 22
EntrantScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACOwen Racing Organisation
DriverWolfgang von TripsPhil HillTony Brooks
CarFerrari 156Ferrari 156BRM P48/57
EngineFerrari 1.5 V6Ferrari 1.5 V6Climax 1.5 L4
Time2:40'53.61'58.81'57.8
Speed135.034 km/h146.303 km/h147.545 km/h


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