1961 Dutch Grand Prix

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1961 Dutch Grand Prix
Zandvoort original layout
Zandvoort original layout
Race details
Date May 22, 1961
Official name X Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Park Zandvoort
Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.193 km (2.605 mi)
Distance 75 laps, 314.47 km (195.37 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1.35.7
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1.35.5 on lap 7
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Lotus-Climax
Brabham, Moss, Surtees, Taylor and Herrmann right after the race start
Carel Godin de Beaufort driving the Porsche 718 in the 1961 Dutch Grand Prix

The 1961 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 22 May 1961 at Zandvoort. It was race 2 of 8 in both the 1961 World Championship of Drivers and the 1961 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

Taking place one week after the Monaco Grand Prix, there was not time for Innes Ireland to heal from his injury in the previous race, so he was replaced by Trevor Taylor. The front row was taken up by three Ferraris. Wolfgang von Trips took the lead from the start and led every lap. Phil Hill was second but was soon pressured by Jim Clark, who had started from the fourth row. The two would trade second place often with the Ferrari quicker on the straight and the Lotus faster in the corners. This continued until about 20 laps from the end when Clark's handling allowed the Ferrari to pull away. Fourth place was contested between Stirling Moss and Richie Ginther, with Moss passing Ginther on the final lap. The race was the first of nine races in Formula 1 history in which every car was classified as a finisher. In addition, no drivers made any pit stops.[1]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 1:35.7
2 3 Germany Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari 1:35.7
3 2 United States Richie Ginther Ferrari 1:35.9 +0.2
4 14 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax 1:36.1 +0.4
5 4 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM-Climax 1:36.3 +0.6
6 7 United States Dan Gurney Porsche 1:36.4 +0.7
7 10 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 1:36.6 +0.9
8 5 United Kingdom Tony Brooks BRM-Climax 1:36.8 +1.1
9 12 United Kingdom John Surtees Cooper-Climax 1:36.8 +1.1
10 17 United States Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax 1:36.8 +1.1
11 15 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1:36.9 +1.2
12 6 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche 1:37.1 +1.4
13 9 Germany Hans Herrmann Porsche 1:38.0 +2.3
14 18 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Lotus-Climax 1:38.0 +2.3
15 11 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 1:38.2 +2.5
16 16 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 1:39.5 +3.8
17 8 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 1:39.8 +4.1

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari 75 2:01:52.1 2 9
2 1 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 75 +0.9 secs 1 6
3 15 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 75 +13.1 secs 10 4
4 14 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax 75 +22.2 secs 4 3
5 2 United States Richie Ginther Ferrari 75 +22.3 secs[1] 3 2
6 10 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 75 +1:20.1 7 1
7 12 United Kingdom John Surtees Cooper-Climax 75 +1:26.7 9
8 4 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM-Climax 75 +1:29.8[1] 5
9 5 United Kingdom Tony Brooks BRM-Climax 74 +1 Lap 8
10 7 United States Dan Gurney Porsche 74 +1 Lap 6
11 6 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche 73 +2 Laps 11
12 11 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 73 +2 Laps 13
13 16 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 73 +2 Laps 14
14 8 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 72 +3 Laps 15
15 9 Germany Hans Herrmann Porsche 72 +3 Laps 12
DNS 17 United States Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax Reserve Entry
DNS 18 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Lotus-Climax Reserve Entry
Source:[2]

Notes[edit]

  • First win for a German driver
  • For decades, this was the only F1 Grand Prix to finish without any retirements, until 2005.
  • A unique race: no pit stops and no retirements.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 183. ISBN 0-85429-276-4.
  2. ^ "1961 Dutch Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Netherlands 1961 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.


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