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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 (Circuit),
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 Constructors' Championship Points Scores Bruce McLaren (17),
2. Most Retirements Stirling Moss (34),
3. Most 8th Place FinishesCooper (19),
4. Most Consecutive 11th Place FinishesLotus (3),
5. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season Masten Gregory (2),
6. Most 11th Place Qualifications Masten Gregory (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper (65),
2. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points ScoresCooper (15),
3. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points ScoresCooper (25),
4. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Stirling Moss (11)

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

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 15Car 1Car 1
EntrantTeam LotusCooper Car CoCooper Car Co
Driver Innes Ireland Jack Brabham Jack 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