1961 Naples Grand Prix

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Italy  1961 Naples Grand Prix
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Date 14 May 1961
Official name XIX Gran Premio di Napoli
Location Posillipo Circuit, Posillipo, Naples
Course Permanent racing facility
2.491 km (1.548 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 149.444 km (92.86 mi)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Gerry Ashmore Lotus-Climax
Time 1:21.3
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Ferrari
Time 1:20.2
Podium
First Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Ferrari
Second United Kingdom Gerry Ashmore Lotus-Climax
Third Italy Lorenzo Bandini Cooper-Maserati

The 19th Naples Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 14 May 1961 at Posillipo Circuit, Naples. The race was run over 60 laps of the circuit, and was won by Italian driver Giancarlo Baghetti in a Ferrari 156 in only his second Formula One race, having also won his first. Baghetti went on to win his next Formula One race as well, his first World Championship race, and is the only driver to have achieved this feat.

This race was held on the same day as the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix, therefore very few of the top drivers of the day were in action in Naples. Baghetti took a comfortable victory despite only starting third on the grid, with pole-sitter Gerry Ashmore finishing second after the other main challenger and early leader Roy Salvadori suffered a puncture. Lorenzo Bandini had led for a lap before Baghetti took over on lap 4, and he held the lead until the chequered flag.[1]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 10 United Kingdom Gerry Ashmore Lotus-Climax 1:21.3
2 18 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax 1:21.3 +0.0
3 32 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Ferrari 1:21.9 +0.6
4 34 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Cooper-Maserati 1:22.5 +1.2
5 30 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Lotus-Climax 1:22.7 +1.4
6 40 Italy Ernesto Prinoth Lotus-Climax 1:23.0 +1.7
7 36 Italy Menato Boffa Cooper-Climax 1:23.2 +1.9
8 22 Italy Giovanni Alberti De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. 1:24.4 +3.1
9 2 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones Cooper-Climax 1:24.5 +3.2
10 26 France Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax 1:24.6 +3.3
11 28 Italy Roberto Bussinello De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. 1:25.1 +3.8
12 8 United Kingdom Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 1:25.2 +3.9
13 14 United Kingdom Keith Greene Gilby-Climax 1:25.2 +3.9
14 38 Italy Massimo Natili Cooper-Maserati 1:25.3 +4.0
15 12 Italy Renato Pirocchi Cooper-Climax 1:25.8 +4.5
16 6 Belgium André Pilette Emeryson-Climax 1:27.1 +5.8
17 16 Switzerland "Wal Ever" Cooper-O.S.C.A. 1:27.2 +5.9
18 20 Italy Giuseppe Maugeri Cooper-Climax 1:27.6 +6.3
19 4 France François Santé Cooper-Climax 2:22.9 +1:01.6

Results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 32 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti FISA Ferrari 1.22:46.5 3
2 10 United Kingdom Gerry Ashmore Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 59 laps 1
3 34 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 59 laps 4
4 30 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Camoradi International Lotus-Climax 58 laps 6
5 28 Italy Roberto Bussinello Isobele de Tomaso De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. 56 laps 11
6 26 France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax 56 laps 10
7 18 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax 56 laps 2
8 8 United Kingdom Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 54 laps 12
9 40 Italy Ernesto Prinoth Scuderia Dolomiti Lotus-Climax 34 laps 6
Ret 22 Italy Giovanni Alberti Scuderia Settecolli De Tomaso-O.S.C.A. Unknown - 36 laps 8
Ret 14 United Kingdom Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Gilby-Climax Accident - 5 laps 13
Ret 36 Italy Menato Boffa Menato Boffa Cooper-Climax Accident - 5 laps 16
Ret 2 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones John Campbell-Jones Cooper-Climax Ignition - 1 lap 9
DNQ 38 Italy Massimo Natili Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati -
DNQ 12 Italy Renato Pirocchi Pescara Racing Club Cooper-Climax -
DNQ 6 Belgium André Pilette Equipe Nationale Belge Emeryson-Climax -
DNQ 16 Switzerland "Wal Ever" "Wal Ever" Cooper-O.S.C.A. -
DNQ 20 Italy Giuseppe Maugeri Giuseppe Maugeri Cooper-Climax -
DNQ 4 France François Santé François Santé Cooper-Climax -
DNA 24 Switzerland André Wicky André Wicky Cooper-Climax Withdrew -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp.26-27
  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp. 26–27.
  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]


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