1961 Kanonloppet

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Sweden  1961 Kanonloppet
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Date 20 August 1961
Official name VII Kanonloppet
Location Karlskoga Circuit, Karlskoga
Course Permanent racing facility
2.998 km (1.863 mi)
Distance 30 laps, 89.95 km (55.89 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1.30.1
Fastest lap
Drivers United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom John Surtees
Lotus-Climax
Cooper-Climax
Time 1:30.4
Podium
First United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
Second Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche
Third United Kingdom John Surtees Cooper-Climax

The 7th Kanonloppet was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 20 August 1961 at the Karlskoga Circuit, Sweden. The race was run over 30 laps of the little circuit, and was won by British driver Stirling Moss in a Lotus 18/21, run by the UDT Laystall Racing Team.

This race featured some local drivers who did not compete regularly in Formula One, and also the multiple world motorcycle champion Geoff Duke.

Stirling Moss arrived late at the circuit and missed the practice and qualifying sessions, but was allowed to start from the back of the grid.

Results[edit]

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom Stirling Moss UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 46:16.8 11
2 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche System Engineering Porsche + 12.0 s 2
3 United Kingdom John Surtees Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax + 22.7 s 4
4 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax 29 laps 6
5 United Kingdom Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 28 laps 7
Ret Australia Jack Brabham Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Gearbox 3
Ret United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Wishbone & Oil tank 1
Ret United Kingdom Innes Ireland Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Engine mountings 5
Ret United Kingdom Geoff Duke Fred Tuck Cooper-Climax Accident 10
Ret Sweden Ulf Norinder Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche Spun off 9
Ret Sweden Carl Hammarlund UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax Spun off 8
WD Germany Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax -
WD France Maurice Trintignant Scuderia Serenissima Cooper-Maserati Car not ready -
WD Sweden Yngve Roqvist Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax -

References[edit]

  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.


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