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1961 Season
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1961 Solitude GP
1961 British GP
1959 German GP

1961 German GP

1961 Kanonloppet
1961 Italian GP
1962 German GP
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Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 6 August 1961
Start time14:00
EventGerman GP
CircuitNürburgring
Event FormatRace of 15 laps
Race20 of 32
Championship race100
Circuit
Laps15
Circuit Perimeter22810 m
Race Distance22810 × 15 = 342.150 km
Grid Format4-3-4-3
Pole PositionRight
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Showers
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers27
Finishers16
Championship DebutantsCooper T58 (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 38 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 4 - 10th Pole Position (Car Number)
John Surtees - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Richie Ginther - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most RetirementsMaurice Trintignant (33),
2. Most 8th Place FinishesFerrari (18),
3. Most Consecutive 7th Place FinishesPorsche (4),
4. Most 16th Fastest LapsLotus (7),
5. Most 21st Fastest LapsLotus (4),
6. Most 23rd Fastest LapsIan Burgess (2),
7. Most 23rd Fastest Laps in a SeasonIan Burgess (2),
8. Most 24th Fastest Laps in a SeasonLotus (2),
9. Most 7th Place Qualifications, Finishes and Fastest LapsDan Gurney (1),
10. Most 10th Place Qualifications, Finishes and Fastest LapsCooper (1),
11. Most 15th Place QualificationsRoy Salvadori (5),
12. Most 24th Place QualificationsIan Burgess (2),
13. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a SeasonIan Burgess (2)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper, Ferrari (61),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (194),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (135),
4. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (59),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (41),
6. Most 12th Place FinishesCooper (8),
7. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points ScoresCooper (13),
8. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper (23),
9. Most Consecutive 12th Place FinishesCooper (3),
10. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioFerrari (15.40%),
11. Most 12th Place Finishes in a SeasonCooper (4),
12. Most Fastest LapsFerrari (35),
13. Most 4th Fastest LapsFerrari (7),
14. Most 5th Fastest LapsCooper (13),
15. Most 13th Fastest LapsCooper (9),
16. Most 15th Fastest LapsCarel Godin de Beaufort (4),
17. Most 17th Fastest LapsCooper (8),
18. Most 19th Fastest LapsCooper (5),
19. Most 20th Fastest LapsLotus (4),
20. Most 15th Fastest Laps in a SeasonCarel Godin de Beaufort (3),
21. Most 20th Fastest Laps in a SeasonLotus (3),
22. Most 21st Fastest Laps in a SeasonLotus (3),
23. Most Race EntriesMaurice Trintignant (69),
24. Most PolesFerrari (37),
25. Most 3rd Place QualificationsStirling Moss (10),
26. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (36),
27. Most 15th Place QualificationsCooper (22),
28. Most 25th Place Qualifications in a SeasonLotus (4)

Championships
1 Wolfgang von Trips 33 
same
2 Phil Hill 29 
same
3 Stirling Moss 21 
up
4 Richie Ginther 16 
down
5 Jim Clark 11 
up
6 Giancarlo Baghetti 9 
down
7 Dan Gurney 9 
down
8 Jack Brabham 4 
same
9 John Surtees 4 
up
10 Bruce McLaren 4 
up
11 Olivier Gendebien 3 
down
 Innes Ireland 3 
down
13 Jo Bonnier 2 
down
14 Roy Salvadori 1 
same
 Graham Hill 1 
same
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 38 
same
2 Lotus / Climax 24 
same
3 Porsche / Porsche 11 
same
4 Cooper / Climax 10 
same
5 BRM / Climax 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 7Car 4Car 4
EntrantR.R.C. Walker Racing TeamScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
DriverStirling MossPhil HillPhil Hill
CarLotus 18/21Ferrari 156Ferrari 156
EngineClimax 1.5 L4Ferrari 1.5 V6Ferrari 1.5 V6
Time2:18'12.48'55.28'57.8
Speed148.538 km/h153.430 km/h152.689 km/h


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