1961 Italian Grand Prix
|Race 7 of 8 in the 1961 Formula One season|
|Date||September 10, 1961|
|Official name||XXXIIo Gran Premio d'Italia|
|Location||Autodromo Nazionale Monza
|Course||Permanent racing facility
10.000 km (6.213 mi)
|Distance||43 laps, 430.000 km (267.189 mi)|
|Driver||Wolfgang von Trips||Ferrari|
|Time||2.48.4 on lap 2|
The race was marked by one of the most terrible accidents in the history of Formula One, when on the end of lap 2 at the approach to the Parabolica the German driver Wolfgang von Trips lost control of his Ferrari and crashed into a stand full of spectators, killing 15 and himself. The race was not stopped, allegedly to assist the rescue work for the injured. This was also the last Formula One race ever to be held on the full 10 km (6.213 mi) Monza circuit, with the 2 bankings and the straight between the bankings included.
- Lap Leaders: Phil Hill 36 laps (1-3, 5, 7, 10, 14-43); Richie Ginther 7 laps (4, 6, 8-9, 11-13).
- Phil Hill scored his 3rd and final victory in Formula One.
- Having passed von Trips' points total, Phil Hill won the world championship with a race left to go.
- First F1 Grand Prix start for Ricardo Rodríguez
- Von Trips and 15 spectators died as result of the crash. This is the deadliest F1 Grand Prix that includes fatalities of non-drivers.
Championship standings after the race
- Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
1961 German Grand Prix
|FIA Formula One World Championship
1961 United States Grand Prix
1960 Italian Grand Prix
|Italian Grand Prix||Next race:
1962 Italian Grand Prix