1961 Brussels Grand Prix

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Belgium  1961 Brussels Grand Prix
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Date 9 April 1961
Official name III Grand Prix de Bruxelles
Location Heysel Park, Belgium
Course Street Circuit
4.553 km (2.829 mi)
Distance 22 (x3) laps, 300.454 km (186.693 mi)
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
Time 2:04.7
Podium
First Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
Second New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax
Third United Kingdom Tony Marsh Lotus-Climax

The 1961 Brussels Grand Prix was a motor race set to Formula One rules, held on 9 April 1961 at Heysel Park, Belgium. The race was run in three "heats" of 22 laps each and the times were aggregated. The race was won by Australian driver Jack Brabham in a Cooper T53.

Results[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Heat 1 / 2 / 3
1 2 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 66 2:19'21.8 3rd / 1st / 1st
2 4 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 66 +1'06.8 4th / 2nd / 3rd
3 26 United Kingdom Tony Marsh Lotus-Climax 66 +3'08.23 5th / 3rd / 4th
4 36 Belgium Lucien Bianchi Emeryson-Maserati 65 +1 Lap 8th / 5th / 5th
5 14 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Lotus-Climax 64 +2 Laps 7th / 6th / 6th
6 12 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Lotus-Climax 61 +5 Laps 11th / 7th / 7th
7 18 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax 58 +8 Laps 14th / 8th / 2nd
8 38 Belgium Willy Mairesse Emeryson-Climax 56 +10 Laps 13th / 9th / 8th
9 20 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 45 +21 Laps 6th / 4th / Ret
10 44 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones Cooper-Climax 38 +28 Laps 19th / 10th / Ret
Ret 8 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax 33 Engine 2nd / Ret / -
Ret 30 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche 32 Accident 1st / Ret / -
Ret 6 United Kingdom John Surtees Cooper-Climax 28 Accident 10th / Ret /-
Ret 34 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Emeryson-Maserati 25 Accident 12th / Ret / -
Ret 16 United Kingdom Henry Taylor Lotus-Climax 17 Wishbone Ret / - / -
Ret 24 Belgium André Pilette Lotus-Climax 11 Gear selector Ret / - / -
Ret 28 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-Climax 6 Engine Ret / - / -
Ret 32 United States Dan Gurney Porsche 2 Gear linkage Ret / - / -
Ret 22 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 2 Gearbox Ret / - / -
DNS 10 France Maurice Trintignant Lotus-Climax 0 Crown wheel and pinion Ret / - / -
DNQ 42 France Jo Schlesser Cooper-Climax 0 Excluded -
DNQ 46 United Kingdom Shane Summers Cooper-Climax 0 Excluded -
DNQ 48 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis Cooper-Climax 0 Excluded -
Source:[1]

Notes[edit]

  • Maurice Trintignant had previously entered as the No. 40 Cooper-Climax car, but withdrew.
  • Wolfgang von Trips and Mauro Bianchi had also entered, but did not participate.
  • Jo Schlesser made his debut in this race.
  • Although performing extremely well in the practice and qualifying sessions, Jack Lewis was not admitted to the race, since he had failed to be on the Belgian organizers' list of fame.
  • Equipe Nationale Belge had entered two modified Emeryson chassis fitted with the heavy Maserati engine for Olivier Gendebien and Lucien Bianchi, and a standard one with the Coventry Climax engine, for Willy Mairesse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1967 Brussels GP". ChicaneF1.com. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 


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