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1961 United States Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 8 of 8
Sunday, October 8, 1961 at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY
100 laps on a 3.701 kilometer road course (370.1 kilometers)

Time of race: 2:13:45.8
Average Speed: 166.048 kph
Pole Time: 77 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 4.3 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1961 Formula One results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 815   Innes Ireland Team LotusLotus 21 / Climax 1.5 L41002:13:45.842
ret 37   Stirling Moss Rob Walker Racing TeamLotus Mk18/21 / Climax 1.5 L458engine30
ret 11   Jack Brabham Cooper Car CompanyCooper T58 / Climax 1.5 V857overheating28
2 712   Dan Gurney Porsche System EngineeringPorsche 718 / Porsche 1.5 B4100+4.30
3 55   Tony Brooks Owen Racing OrganisationBRM P48/57 / Climax 1.5 L4100+49.00
4 42   Bruce McLaren Cooper Car CompanyCooper T55 / Climax 1.5 L4100+58.00
5 24   Graham Hill Owen Racing OrganisationBRM P48/57 / Climax 1.5 L499+1 lap0
61011   Jo Bonnier Porsche System EngineeringPorsche 718 / Porsche 1.5 B498+2 laps0
7 614   Jimmy Clark Team LotusLotus 21 / Climax 1.5 L496+4 laps0
8166   Roger Penske John M. Wyatt IIICooper T53 / Climax 1.5 L496+4 laps0
91316   Peter Ryan J. Wheeler AutosportLotus Mk18/21 / Climax 1.5 L496+4 laps0
10173   Hap Sharp Hap SharpCooper T53 / Climax 1.5 L493+7 laps0
111521   Olivier Gendebien UDT-Laystall Racing TeamLotus Mk18/21 / Climax 1.5 L492+8 laps0
ret1219   Roy Salvadori Yeoman Credit Racing TeamCooper T53 / Climax 1.5 L496engine0
ret1817   Jim Hall Jim HallLotus Mk18/21 / Climax 1.5 L476fuel leak0
ret1926   Lloyd Ruby J. Frank HarrisonLotus Mk18 / Climax 1.5 L476magneto0
ret1122   Masten Gregory UDT-Laystall Racing TeamLotus Mk18/21 / Climax 1.5 L423gearbox0
ret1460   Walt Hansgen Momo CorporationCooper T53 / Climax 1.5 L414crash0
ret 918   John Surtees Yeoman Credit Racing TeamCooper T53 / Climax 1.5 L40engine0

Relief Drivers:
Car #21: Masten Gregory (62 laps)

Fastest Lap: 170.379 kph by Jack Brabham

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Stirling Moss155
  Jack Brabham61510
  Stirling Moss16161
  Jack Brabham17237
  Stirling Moss24252
  Jack Brabham26338
  Stirling Moss34352
  Jack Brabham36383
  Stirling Moss395820
  Innes Ireland5910042