1961 Formula 1 World Championship

The 1961 Formula 1 World Championship was the 12th F1 season. It consisted of 8 Grand Prix rounds, held across 8 different countries. Phil Hill won the Drivers’ Championship and Ferrari won the Constructors’ Championship.

1961 Races
RoundGrand PrixCircuitDateWinnerTeamLapsRace Time
1MonacoCircuit de Monaco14 May 1961Stirling MossLotus Climax1002:45:50.100
2NetherlandsCircuit Park Zandvoort22 May 1961Wolfgang von TripsFerrari752:01:52.100
3BelgiumCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps18 June 1961Phil HillFerrari302:03:03.800
4FranceCircuit de Reims-Gueux2 July 1961Giancarlo BaghettiFerrari522:14:17.500
5Great BritainAintree Racecourse15 July 1961Wolfgang von TripsFerrari752:40:53.600
6GermanyNürburgring6 August 1961Stirling MossLotus Climax152:18:12.400
7ItalyAutodromo Nazionale Monza10 September 1961Phil HillFerrari432:03:13.000
8United StatesWatkins Glen International8 October 1961Innes IrelandLotus Climax1002:13:45.800
1961 Driver Standings
Pos.DriverDriver NationalityTeamPoints
1Phil HillUnited StatesFerrari34
2Wolfgang von TripsGermanyFerrari33
3Stirling MossGreat BritainLotus Climax21
3Dan GurneyUnited StatesPorsche21
5Richie GintherUnited StatesFerrari16
6Innes IrelandGreat BritainLotus Climax12
7Jim ClarkGreat BritainLotus Climax11
7Bruce McLarenNew ZealandCooper Climax11
9Giancarlo BaghettiItalyFerrari9
10Tony BrooksGreat BritainBRM Climax6
11Jack BrabhamAustraliaCooper Climax4
11John SurteesGreat BritainCooper Climax4
13Olivier GendebienBelgiumLotus Climax3
13Jackie LewisGreat BritainCooper Climax3
13Jo BonnierSwedenPorsche3
13Graham HillGreat BritainBRM Climax3
17Roy SalvadoriGreat BritainCooper Climax2
1961 Constructor Standings
2Lotus Climax32
4Cooper Climax14
5BRM Climax7
1961 Fastest Laps
RoundGrand PrixDriverTeamTime
1MonacoRichie GintherFerrari1:36.300
2NetherlandsJim ClarkLotus Climax1:35.500
3BelgiumRichie GintherFerrari3:59.800
4FrancePhil HillFerrari2:27.100
5Great BritainTony BrooksBRM Climax1:57.800
6GermanyPhil HillFerrari8:57.800
7ItalyGiancarlo BaghettiFerrari2:48.400
8United StatesJack BrabhamCooper Climax1:18.200