1961 Pau Grand Prix

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France  1961 Pau Grand Prix
Race details
Non-championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Date 3 April 1961
Official name XXI Pau Grand Prix
Location Pau Circuit, Pau
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 2.758 km (1.714 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 275.842 km (171.4 mi)
Pole position
Driver Cooper-Climax
Time 1:32.7
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:34.1
First Lotus-Climax
Second Lotus-Climax
Third Cooper-Maserati

The 21st Pau Grand Prix was a non-Championship motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 3 April 1961 at Pau Circuit, the street circuit in Pau. The race was run over 100 laps of the circuit, and was won by Jim Clark in a Lotus 18. This was Clark's first Formula One victory.

The cars entered by Scuderia Centro Sud were fitted with engines that were bigger than the 1.5 litres allowed by the regulations. Lorenzo Bandini had a 2.5-litre engine, and Mário Cabral a 2-litre.[1]


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 2.39:35.5 2
2 Sweden Jo Bonnier Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax + 1:30.8 s 10
3 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 98 laps 5
4 Portugal Mário Cabral Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 97 laps 9
5 United Kingdom Jack Lewis H & L Motors Cooper-Climax 96 laps 4
6 United Kingdom Graham Eden Graham Eden Cooper-Climax 92 laps 12
7 France Jo Schlesser Inter-Autocourse Cooper-Climax 77 laps - Misfire 11
Ret France Maurice Trintignant Scuderia Serenissima Cooper-Climax Ignition 3
Ret United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Gearbox 6
Ret Germany Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax Gearbox 15
Ret Belgium Olivier Gendebien Equipe Nationale Belge Emeryson-Maserati Accident 8
Ret Belgium Lucien Bianchi Equipe Nationale Belge Emeryson-Maserati Accident 7
Ret United Kingdom Ian Burgess Camoradi International Lotus-Climax Gearbox 16
Ret Australia Jack Brabham Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Fuel pump 1
Ret Switzerland André Wicky André Wicky Cooper-Climax Big-end bearings 14
Ret Italy Gino Munaron Gino Munaron Cooper-Alfa Romeo Con-rod 13
DNS France François Santé François Santé Cooper-Climax Engine in practice -
WD United States Masten Gregory Camoradi International Cooper-Climax Car not ready -
WD Germany Wolfgang von Trips Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax Seidel drove car -
WD France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax No car -


  1. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp. 15.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Results at www.silhouet.com [1]

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1961 Brussels Grand Prix
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