1961 International Gold Cup

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1961 International Gold Cup
Non-championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Race details
Date 23 September 1961
Official name VIII Gold Cup
Location Oulton Park, Cheshire
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.4434 km (2.761 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 266.6 km (165.66 mi)
Pole position
Driver Cooper-Climax
Time 1:44.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Ferguson-Climax
Time 1:46.4
First Ferguson-Climax
Second Cooper-Climax
Third Cooper-Climax

The 8th Gold Cup was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 23 September 1961 at Oulton Park, England. The race was run over 60 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Stirling Moss in a Ferguson P99.

This was the only time a Formula One race has been won by a Four-wheel drive car, the damp conditions proving ideal for the car's extra traction.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Rob Walker Racing Team Ferguson-Climax 1.51:53.8 2
2 Australia Jack Brabham Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax + 46.0 s 6
3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Tommy Atkins Cooper-Climax + 53.6 s 1
4 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Owen Racing Organisation BRM + 56.8 s 5
5 United States Masten Gregory UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 58 laps 8
6 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Ian Burgess Cooper-Climax 57 laps 16
7 United Kingdom Tony Marsh Tony Marsh BRM 56 laps 9
8 United Kingdom Henry Taylor UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 56 laps 12
9 United Kingdom Brian Naylor JBW Car Co. JBW-Climax 56 laps 15
10 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax 56 laps 18
11 United Kingdom David Piper Gilby Engineering Gilby-Climax 55 laps 14
12 United Kingdom Chris Summers Ansty Garage Cooper-Climax 54 laps 20
Ret United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Exhaust 13
Ret United Kingdom Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM Valve 3
Ret United Kingdom John Surtees Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax Magneto 7
Ret United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Rear suspension 4
Ret United Kingdom Innes Ireland Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Engine 10
Ret United Kingdom Chris Ashmore Dennis Taylor Cooper-Climax Gearbox 23
Ret United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax Gearbox 11
Ret France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax Front suspension 22
Ret United Kingdom Jack Lewis H & L Motors Cooper-Climax Puncture 17
Ret United Kingdom Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Fuel pump 21
Ret United Kingdom Graham Eden Graham Eden Cooper-Climax Accident 19
DNS United Kingdom Jack Fairman Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax Practiced unofficially -
WD Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche System Engineering Porsche -
WD United States Dan Gurney Porsche System Engineering Porsche -
WD United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones John Campbell-Jones Cooper-Climax Driver injured -
WD Switzerland Michael May Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax No car -
DNA France Roger Revol Roger Revol BRM-Climax -


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

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