1961 South African Grand Prix

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Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Date 26 December 1961
Official name 8th International RAC South African Grand Prix
Location Prince George Circuit, East London, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.92 km (2.436 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 313.6 km (194.88 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:33.9
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:33.1
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second Lotus-Climax
Third Porsche

The 1961 South African Grand Prix, formally titled the 8th International RAC South African Grand Prix,[1] was a non-championship Formula One motor race held at Prince George Circuit, East London, South Africa on 26 December 1961. The race, run over 80 laps of the circuit, was won from pole position by Scotland's Jim Clark, driving a works Lotus-Climax. Englishman Stirling Moss finished second in a private Lotus-Climax, while Swede Jo Bonnier was third in a Porsche.

Results[edit]

Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 80 2.06:49.2 1
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 80 + 15.7 2
3 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche System Engineering Porsche 79 + 1 Lap 4
4 South Africa Tony Maggs Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax 79 + 1 Lap 6
5 Germany Edgar Barth Porsche System Engineering Porsche 78 + 2 Laps 7
6 South Africa Syd van der Vyver Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Alfa Romeo 77 + 3 Laps 8
7 South Africa Doug Serrurier Scuderia Lupini Cooper-Maserati 77 + 3 Laps 12
8 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 76 + 4 Laps 15
9 South Africa Bob van Niekerk Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 76 + 4 Laps 16
10 South Africa Helmut Menzler Ecurie Wolman Lotus-Borgward 75 + 5 Laps 14
11 South Africa Adrian Pheiffer Adrian Pheiffer Cooper-Alfa Romeo 75 + 5 Laps 10
12 South Africa Bill Jennings Bill Jennings Jennings-Porsche 71 + 9 Laps 17
13 South Africa John Guthrie Ecurie Rhodes Cooper-Alfa Romeo 71 + 9 Laps 19
14 South Africa Don Philp Don Philp Quodra-Climax 70 + 10 Laps 11
15 South Africa Dave Wright Dave Wright Cooper-Climax 65 + 15 Laps 21
Ret South Africa Fanie Viljoen G. E. Mennie LDS-Climax 59 Engine 13
Ret South Africa Bill Dunlop Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo 31 Engine 23
Ret South Africa Gene Bosman Scuderia Alfa Lotus-Alfa Romeo 31 Accident 20
Ret South Africa Clive Trundell Clive Trundell Cooper-Climax 27 Ignition 22
Ret United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 16 Radiator 3
Ret United States Masten Gregory UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 9 Brake Pipe 5
Ret South Africa Ernie Pieterse Scuderia Alfa Heron-Alfa Romeo 7 Gearbox 9
Ret South Africa Bernard Podmore Bernard Podmore Lotus-Ford 5 Con-rod 18
DNS South Africa Bruce Johnstone Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax Practice Accident
WD Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love A. H. Pillman LDS-Porsche Car Damaged

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1961". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 


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