1961 British Saloon Car Championship season

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1961 British Saloon Car Championship
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The 1961 British Saloon Car Championship, was the 4th season of the championship. It began at Snetterton on 25 March and finished after 9 races back at Snetterton on 30 September. The championship switched to the new Group 2 regulations. This year saw the first championship win for a Mini, with a car driven by John Whitmore, winning the title in his debut season.[1][2]

Calendar & Winners[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

Round Circuit Date Class A Winner Class B Winner Class C Winner Class D Winner
1 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 25 March United Kingdom George 'Doc' Shepherd United Kingdom Alan Hutcheson None (no entries?) United Kingdom Gawaine Baillie
2 England Goodwood Circuit, West Sussex 3 April United Kingdom John Whitmore United Kingdom Bill Blydenstein United Kingdom Ellis Cuff-Miller United Kingdom Mike Parkes
3 England Aintree Motor Racing Circuit, Liverpool 22 April United Kingdom John Whitmore United Kingdom Alan Hutcheson United Kingdom Chris Kerrison? United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
4 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 6 May United Kingdom Bill Aston United Kingdom Peter Harper United Kingdom Chris Kerrison? United Kingdom Graham Hill
5 England Crystal Palace, London 22 May United Kingdom George 'Doc' Shepherd United Kingdom Bill Blydenstein None (no entries) United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
6 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 8 July Germany Herbert Linge United Kingdom Ellis Cuff-Miller United Kingdom Chris Kerrison United Kingdom Mike Parkes
7 England Brands Hatch, Kent 7 August New Zealand Frank Hamlin United Kingdom Alan Hutcheson United Kingdom Chris Kerrison United Kingdom Mike Parkes
8 England Oulton Park, Cheshire 23 September United Kingdom John Whitmore United Kingdom Peter Harper None (no entries?) United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
9 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 30 September United Kingdom George 'Doc' Shepherd United Kingdom Peter Harper None (no entries?) United Kingdom Mike Parkes

Championship results[edit]

Driver's championship
Pos. Driver Car Team Group Points
1 England John Whitmore Austin Mini Seven Don Moore A 53
2 England Mike Parkes Jaguar Mk II 3.8 Equipe Endeavour D 44
3 Alan Hutcheson Riley 1.5 Barwell Motorsport D 42
4 Bill Blydenstein Borgward Isabella TS B 42
5 England Roy Salvadori Jaguar Mk II 3.8 John Coombs D 37
6 England Graham Hill Jaguar Mk II 3.8 Equipe Endeavour D 28
7 England Peter Harper Sunbeam Rapier Sunbeam Talbot Ltd B 27
8 John Aley Austin Mini Seven
Morris Mini Minor
Don Moore A 23
9 Edward Lewis Austin Mini Seven
Riley 1.5
B 22?
10 England Bill Aston Morris Mini Minor Downton Engineering Ltd A 20
11 England Doc Shepherd Austin Mini Seven A 18
12 Chris Kerrison Jaguar Mk II 2.4 Gerrards Cross Motor Co. C 16

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