1961 Aintree 200

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United Kingdom  1961 Aintree 200
Race details
Non-championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Date 22 April 1961
Official name VI Aintree 200
Location Aintree Circuit, Merseyside
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.828 km (3 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 241.4 km (150 mi)
Weather Wet
Pole position
Driver BRM-Climax
Time 2:00.2
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
Time 2:15.0
First Cooper-Climax
Second Cooper-Climax
Third BRM-Climax

The 6th Aintree 200 was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 22 April 1961 at Aintree Circuit, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the circuit, and was won by Australian driver Jack Brabham in a Cooper T55.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 1.55:17.2 2
2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax + 28.4 s 3
3 United Kingdom Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM-Climax + 1:09.8 s 1
4 United Kingdom John Surtees Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax + 1:58.2 s 4
5 United States Masten Gregory Camoradi International Cooper-Climax 49 laps 26
6 United Kingdom Jack Lewis H & L Motors Cooper-Climax 49 laps 6
7 United Kingdom Tony Marsh Tony Marsh Lotus-Climax 49 laps 8
8 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax 48 laps 9
9 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 48 laps 5
10 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 48 laps 7
11 United Kingdom Gerry Ashmore Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 48 laps 12
12 United Kingdom Shane Summers Terry Bartram Cooper-Climax 47 laps 13
13 United Kingdom Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Gilby-Climax 47 laps 27
14 United States Dan Gurney Louise Bryden-Brown Lotus-Climax 47 laps 15
15 United Kingdom Cliff Allison UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 46 laps 11
16 Belgium André Pilette Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax 45 laps 22
17 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Owen Racing Organisation BRM-Climax 44 laps 10
18 United Kingdom Graham Eden Graham Eden Cooper-Climax 43 laps 19
19 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 41 laps 14
DSQ United Kingdom Ian Burgess Camoradi International Lotus-Climax Took on extra oil 25
Ret United Kingdom Henry Taylor UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax Gearbox 17
Ret France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax Engine 20
Ret United Kingdom Peter Procter Anthony Brooke Lotus-Climax Ignition 24
Ret United Kingdom Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Engine 28
Ret Switzerland Michael May Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax Engine 21
Ret United Kingdom Stirling Moss Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax Engine 23
Ret United Kingdom George Morgan Tommy Atkins Cooper-Climax Accident 16
Ret Belgium Lucien Bianchi Equipe Nationale Belge Emeryson-Maserati Accident 18
WD United States Lloyd Casner Camoradi International Lotus-Climax No car -
WD United Kingdom Brian Naylor JBW Car Co JBW-Maserati Car not ready -
WD Germany Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax No car -
WD Belgium Willy Mairesse Equipe Nationale Belge Emeryson-Maserati No car -
WD United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones John Campbell-Jones Cooper-Climax -


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

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