Formula 1 World Championship 1961 Round 08 United States

The 1961 United States Grand Prix was Round 8 of the 1961 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Watkins Glen, United States on Sunday, 8 October 1961. Jack Brabham started on pole position in the Cooper Climax and Innes Ireland was the race winner in the Lotus Climax.

1961 United States Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredTimeGapIntervalBest LapLapPoints
115Innes IrelandGreat BritainLotus ClimaxDunlop1002:13:45.8002:13:45.800--1:18.500729
212Dan GurneyUnited StatesPorscheDunlop100+4.3002:13:50.100+4.300+4.3001:18.500926
35Tony BrooksGreat BritainBRM ClimaxDunlop100+49.0002:14:34.800+49.000+44.7001:18.700964
42Bruce McLarenNew ZealandCooper ClimaxDunlop100+58.0002:14:43.800+58.000+9.0001:19.500583
54Graham HillGreat BritainBRM ClimaxDunlop99+1 lap1 lap1 lap1:18.500862
611Jo BonnierSwedenPorscheDunlop98+2 laps2 laps1 lap1:19.100901
714Jim ClarkGreat BritainLotus ClimaxDunlop96+4 laps4 laps2 laps1:18.60085
86Roger PenskeUnited StatesCooper ClimaxDunlop96+4 laps4 laps1:21.50067
916Peter RyanCanadaLotus ClimaxDunlop96+4 laps4 laps1:21.20077
103Hap SharpUnited StatesCooper ClimaxDunlop93+7 laps7 laps3 laps1:21.70090
1121Olivier GendebienBelgiumLotus ClimaxDunlop92DNF8 laps1 lap1:24.0006
DNF19Roy SalvadoriGreat BritainCooper ClimaxDunlop96DNF1:18.70096
DNF17Jim HallUnited StatesLotus ClimaxDunlop76DNF1:23.70050
DNF26Lloyd RubyUnited StatesLotus ClimaxDunlop76DNF1:21.40069
DNF7Stirling MossGreat BritainLotus ClimaxDunlop58DNF1:18.60033
DNF1Jack BrabhamAustraliaCooper ClimaxDunlop57DNF1:18.20028
DNF22Masten GregoryUnited StatesLotus ClimaxDunlop23DNF
DNF60Walt HansgenUnited StatesCooper ClimaxDunlop14DNF1:24.9009
DNF18John SurteesGreat BritainCooper ClimaxDunlopDNF