1961 Coppa Italia

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Italy  1961 Coppa Italia
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Date 12 October 1961
Official name I Coppa Italia
Location ACI Vallelunga Circuit
Course Permanent racing facility
1.77 km (1.1 mi)
Distance 30 x 2 laps, 106.378 km (66.1 mi)
Pole position
Driver Italy Nino Vaccarella Cooper-Maserati
Time 59.1
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Nino Vaccarella Cooper-Maserati
Time 58.1
Podium
First Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Porsche
Second Italy Ernesto Prinoth Lotus-Climax
Third Italy Nino Vaccarella Cooper-Maserati

The 1st Coppa Italia was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 12 October 1961 at Vallelunga Circuit. The race was run over two heats of 30 laps of the circuit, and was won by Italian driver Giancarlo Baghetti in a Porsche 718.

After the Italian Drivers' Championship finished as a tie between Giancarlo Baghetti and Lorenzo Bandini, a deciding race was organised. However, the fairness of this idea is in question since it was well known that Bandini would not be available to take part.[1] Baghetti's team, Scuderia Sant Ambroeus, borrowed the Porsche from Ecurie Nationale Suisse,[1] and their driver won both heats to take the national title.

Results[edit]

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid Heat 1/2
1 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Scuderia Sant Ambroeus Porsche 1.00:53.9 2 1st / 1st
2 Italy Ernesto Prinoth Scuderia Dolomiti Lotus-Climax + 15.3 s 3 2nd / 2nd
3 Italy Nino Vaccarella Scuderia Serenissima Cooper-Maserati 59 laps 1 3rd / 3rd
4 Italy Roberto Bussinello Isobele de Tomaso De Tomaso-Alfa Romeo 58 laps 4 5th / 4th
5 Italy Roberto Lippi Scuderia Settecolli De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. 58 laps 6 4th / 5th
6 Italy Albino Buticchi Scuderi Sant Ambroeus Cooper-Climax 57 laps 8 6th / 6th
7 Italy Lucien de Sanctis Scuderi Sant Ambroeus Cooper-Climax 56 laps 9 7th / 7th
8 Italy Gaetano Starrabba Gaetano Starrabba Lotus-Maserati 31 laps 5 8th / 8th
9 Italy Elio Pandolfo Scuderia Montegrappa Elios 22 laps 10 9th / Ret
Ret Italy Rovero Campello Rovero Campello de Sanctis-Fiat Engine 7 Ret / DNS
WD Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti Pescara Racing Club De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. Car not ready – / –
WD Italy Menato Boffa Menato Boffa Cooper-Climax Car not ready – / –

References[edit]

  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Baghetti article at 8W [1]
  • Article at Atlas F1 - Rear View Mirror [2]


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