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1961 Season
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1961 Lewis-Evans Trophy
1961 Italian GP
1960 United States GP

1961 United States GP

1961 Coppa Italia
1962 Dutch GP
1962 United States GP
 IV  United States Grand Prix


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

Details
DateSunday 8 October 1961
Start time14:00
EventUnited States GP
CircuitWatkins Glen
Event FormatRace of 100 laps
Race28 of 32
Championship race102
Circuit
Laps100
Circuit Perimeter3701 m
Race Distance3701 × 100 = 370.100 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Dry
Participants
Entries19
Qualifiers19
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Hap Sharp (Driver),
Peter Ryan (Driver),
Roger Penske (Driver),
Walt Hansgen (Driver),
Hap Sharp (Entrant),
   J. Frank Harrison (Entrant),
J. Wheeler Autosport (Entrant),
John M. Wyatt III (Entrant),
Momo Corporation (Entrant),
Watkins Glen (3701.5 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesBruce McLaren - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Cooper - 10th Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Innes Ireland - 1st Win (Driver)
Stirling Moss - 75th Race Entry (Driver)
Team Lotus - 1st Win (Entrant)
Team Lotus - 75th Race Entry (Entrant)
UDT Laystall Racing Team - 10th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most RetirementsStirling Moss (34),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresBruce McLaren (17),
3. Most 8th Place FinishesCooper (19),
4. Most Consecutive 11th Place FinishesLotus (3),
5. Most 11th Place Finishes in a SeasonMasten Gregory (2),
6. Most 12th Fastest LapsLotus (5),
7. Most 16th Fastest LapsLotus (8),
8. Most 9th Fastest Laps in a SeasonPorsche (3),
9. Most 16th Fastest Laps in a SeasonLotus (6),
10. Most 11th Place Qualifications, Finishes and Fastest LapsLotus (2),
11. Most 11th Place QualificationsMasten Gregory (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper (65),
2. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper (25),
3. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points ScoresCooper (15),
4. Most 10th Fastest LapsCooper (8),
5. Most 14th Fastest LapsCooper (16),
6. Most 15th Fastest LapsCooper (7),
7. Most 18th Fastest LapsCooper (7),
8. Most 3rd Place QualificationsStirling Moss (11)

Championships
1 Phil Hill 34 
same
2 Wolfgang von Trips 33 
same
3 Stirling Moss 21 
same
4 Dan Gurney 21 
up
5 Richie Ginther 16 
down
6 Innes Ireland 12 
up
7 Jim Clark 11 
down
8 Bruce McLaren 11 
same
9 Giancarlo Baghetti 9 
down
10 Tony Brooks 6 
up
11 Jack Brabham 4 
down
12 John Surtees 4 
down
13 Jackie Lewis 3 
down
 Olivier Gendebien 3 
down
15 Jo Bonnier 3 
down
 Graham Hill 3 
up
17 Roy Salvadori 2 
down
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 40 
same
2 Lotus / Climax 32 
same
3 Porsche / Porsche 22 
same
4 Cooper / Climax 14 
same
5 BRM / Climax 7 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 15Car 1Car 1
EntrantTeam LotusCooper Car CoCooper Car Co
DriverInnes IrelandJack BrabhamJack Brabham
CarLotus 21Cooper T58Cooper T58
EngineClimax 1.5 L4Climax 1.5 V8Climax 1.5 V8
Time2:13'45.81'17.01'18.2
Speed166.010 km/h173.034 km/h170.379 km/h


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