1961 Danish Grand Prix
|Non-Championship race in the 1961 Formula One season|
|Date||27 August 1961|
|Official name||II Grote Prijs van Danske|
|Location||Roskilde Ring, Roskilde|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
1.19 km (0.74 mi)
|Distance||1 x 20, 2 x 30 laps, 95.27 km (59.2 mi)|
|Time||0:47.0 / 0:42.8 / 0:43.1|
The II Grote Prijs van Danske (or 2nd Danish Grand Prix) was held on 26–27 August 1961, at the Roskilde Ring circuit, Roskilde, Denmark. The race was a non-Championship event run to Formula One rules. The race was run over three heats, one of 20 laps and two of 30 laps, and was won overall by Stirling Moss, who won all three heats in his Lotus 18/21.
This was the first Formula One event to be held at the Roskildering, which was eventually closed in 1969. The first heat was held on the 26 August, a Saturday, with the final two heats on the Sunday.
The first heat saw Moss win by two tenths of a second from Australian Jack Brabham, with Innes Ireland in third. Moss also took the second heat, with Ireland in second this time, and Roy Salvadori in third, with Brabham retiring with gearbox failure. Jim Clark retired from the second heat but returned for the third. The first three home in the second heat crossed the line in the same order in the third heat, with an easy overall win for Moss, who, having claimed pole at the beginning of the proceedings, also drove the fastest lap in all three heats.
|1||Stirling Moss||UDT Laystall Racing Team||Lotus-Climax||59:28.5||1|
|2||Innes Ireland||Team Lotus||Lotus-Climax||+ 1:14.0 s||5|
|3||Roy Salvadori||Yeoman Credit Racing Team||Cooper-Climax||+ 2:06.8 s||6|
|4||Henry Taylor||UDT Laystall Racing Team||Lotus-Climax||+ 2:53.9 s||4|
|5||Tim Parnell||Tim Parnell||Lotus-Climax||+ 3:19.4 s||7|
|6||Keith Greene||Gilby Engineering||Gilby-Climax||+ 4:31.6 s||10|
|7||Jim Clark||Team Lotus||Lotus-Climax||60 laps (Ret from Heat 2 - Steering)||11|
|Ret||John Surtees||Yeoman Credit Racing Team||Cooper-Climax||Cam follower (DNS Heat 3)||3|
|Ret||Jack Brabham||Jack Brabham||Cooper-Climax||Gearbox (Heat 2)||2|
|Ret||Masten Gregory||UDT Laystall Racing Team||Lotus-Climax||Gearbox (Heat 2)||8|
|Ret||Carel Godin de Beaufort||Ecurie Maarsbergen||Porsche||Puncture (Heat 2)||9|
|WD||Lucien Bianchi||Equipe Nationale Belge||Lotus-Climax||No car||-|
- "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
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