1961 Dutch Grand Prix

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Netherlands  1961 Dutch Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 8 in the 1961 Formula One season
Zandvoort original layout
Zandvoort original layout
Date May 22, 1961
Official name X Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Park Zandvoort
Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
4.193 km (2.605 mi)
Distance 75 laps, 314.47 km (195.37 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver United States Phil Hill Ferrari
Time 1.35.7
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1.35.5 on lap 7
Podium
First Germany Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari
Second United States Phil Hill Ferrari
Third United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax

The 1961 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 22 May 1961 at Zandvoort.

Taking place one week after the Monaco GP, 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. Von Trips took the lead from the start and led every lap. Phil Hill was a solid second but was soon pressured by Jim Clark, who made a great start 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 also a hard fought battle. Moss and Ginther, who made a terrible start, battled nose-to-tail until the very end with Moss passing Ginther on the final lap. The race was also historic as one of only three races with a full field where every car finished (the 2005 Italian Grand Prix and the 2011 European Grand Prix are the others). In fact, in this race no driver even made a pit stop.[1]

Classification[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 11 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 12
12 11 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 73 +2 Laps 14
13 16 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 73 +2 Laps 16
14 8 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 72 +3 Laps 17
15 9 Germany Hans Herrmann Porsche 72 +3 Laps 13
DNS 17 United States Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax Reserve Entry
DNS 18 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Lotus-Climax Reserve Entry

Notes[edit]

  • Pole position: Phil Hill - 1:35.7
  • Fastest Lap: Jim Clark - 1:35.5
  • Lap Leaders: Wolfgang von Trips 75 laps (1-75).
  • 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. 


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