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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 Retirements Maurice Trintignant (33),
2. Most 8th Place FinishesFerrari (18),
3. Most Consecutive 7th Place FinishesPorsche (4),
4. Most 15th Place Qualifications Roy Salvadori (5),
5. Most 24th Place Qualifications Ian Burgess (2),
6. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a Season Ian Burgess (2)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (194),
2. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (135),
3. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper, Ferrari (61),
4. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (59),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (41),
6. Most 12th Place FinishesCooper (8),
7. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper (23),
8. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points ScoresCooper (13),
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 Race Entries Maurice Trintignant (69),
14. Most PolesFerrari (37),
15. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Stirling Moss (10),
16. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (36),
17. Most 15th Place QualificationsCooper (22),
18. Most 25th Place Qualifications in a SeasonLotus (4)

Championships
1  Wolfgang von Trips 33 
2  Phil Hill 29 
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 
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 
  Graham Hill 1 
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 38 
2 Lotus / Climax 24 
3 Porsche / Porsche 11 
4 Cooper / Climax 10 
5 BRM / Climax 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 7Car 4Car 4
EntrantR.R.C. Walker Racing TeamScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Driver Stirling Moss Phil Hill Phil 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