1961 Dutch Grand Prix
Zandvoort original layout
|Date||May 22, 1961|
|Official name||X Grote Prijs van Nederland|
|Location||Circuit Park Zandvoort
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.193 km (2.605 mi)|
|Distance||75 laps, 314.47 km (195.37 mi)|
|Time||1.35.5 on lap 7|
The 1961 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 22 May 1961 at Zandvoort. It was race 2 of 8 in both the 1961 World Championship of Drivers and the 1961 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.
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 the first of seven races in which every car was classified as a finisher. In fact, in this race no driver even made a pit stop.
|1||3||Wolfgang von Trips||Ferrari||75||2:01:52.1||2||9|
|2||1||Phil Hill||Ferrari||75||+0.9 secs||1||6|
|3||15||Jim Clark||Lotus-Climax||75||+13.1 secs||11||4|
|4||14||Stirling Moss||Lotus-Climax||75||+22.2 secs||4||3|
|5||2||Richie Ginther||Ferrari||75||+22.3 secs||3||2|
|9||5||Tony Brooks||BRM-Climax||74||+1 Lap||8|
|10||7||Dan Gurney||Porsche||74||+1 Lap||6|
|11||6||Jo Bonnier||Porsche||73||+2 Laps||12|
|12||11||Bruce McLaren||Cooper-Climax||73||+2 Laps||14|
|13||16||Trevor Taylor||Lotus-Climax||73||+2 Laps||16|
|14||8||Carel Godin de Beaufort||Porsche||72||+3 Laps||17|
|15||9||Hans Herrmann||Porsche||72||+3 Laps||13|
|DNS||17||Masten Gregory||Cooper-Climax||Reserve Entry|
|DNS||18||Ian Burgess||Lotus-Climax||Reserve Entry|
- 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
- Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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