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1961 Season
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1961 Solitude GP
1961 British GP
1959 German GP

1961 German GP

1961 Kanonloppet
1961 Italian GP
1962 German GP
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Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 6 August 1961
Start time14:00
Event German GP
Circuit Nürburgring
Event FormatRace of 15 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#6 of 8 in 1961
#100 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps15
Circuit Perimeter22810 m
Race Distance22810 × 15 = 342.150 km
Grid Format4-3-4-3
Pole PositionRight
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Showers
Participants
Entries27
Qualifiers27
Finishers16
DebutantsCooper T58 (Car Model)
MilestonesCar 38 – 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Records Broken 1. Most Retirements Maurice Trintignant (33),
2. Most 8th Place Finishes Ferrari (18),
3. Most Consecutive 7th Place Finishes Porsche (4),
4. Most 15th Place Qualifications Roy Salvadori (5),
5. Most 24th Place Qualifications Ian Burgess (2),
6. Most 24th Place Qualifications in a Season Ian Burgess (2)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Cooper,  Ferrari (61),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (194),
3. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (135),
4. Most 2nd Place Finishes Ferrari (59),
5. Most 3rd Place Finishes Ferrari (41),
6. Most 12th Place Finishes Cooper (8),
7. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points Scores Cooper (23),
8. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points Scores Cooper (13),
9. Most Consecutive 12th Place Finishes Cooper (3),
10. Highest 2nd Place Finish Ratio Ferrari (15.40%),
11. Most 12th Place Finishes in a Season Cooper (4),
12. Most Fastest Laps Ferrari (35),
13. Most Race Entries Maurice Trintignant (69),
14. Most Poles Ferrari (37),
15. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Stirling Moss (10),
16. Most 5th Place Qualifications Ferrari (36),
17. Most 15th Place Qualifications Cooper (22),
18. Most 25th Place Qualifications in a Season Lotus (4)

World Championship standings
1  Wolfgang von Trips 33 
2  Phil Hill 29 
3  Stirling Moss 21 up
4  Richie Ginther 16 up
5  Jim Clark 11 up
6  Giancarlo Baghetti 9 up
7  Dan Gurney 9 up
8  Jack Brabham 4 
9  John Surtees 4 up
10  Bruce McLaren 4 up
11  Innes Ireland 3 up
  Olivier Gendebien 3 up
13  Jo Bonnier 2 up
14  Roy Salvadori 1 
  Graham Hill 1 
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 38 
2  Lotus / Climax 24 
3  Porsche / Porsche 11 
4  Cooper / Climax 10 
5  BRM / Climax 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 7Car 4Car 4
EntrantR.R.C. Walker Racing TeamScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFACScuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
Driver Stirling Moss Phil Hill Phil Hill
Car Lotus 18/21 Ferrari 156 Ferrari 156
EngineClimax 1.5 L4Ferrari 1.5 V6Ferrari 1.5 V6
Time2:18'12.48'55.28'57.8
Speed148.538 km/h153.430 km/h152.689 km/h