The 1961 International Gold Cup was a non-championship race, held at Oulton Park on September 23. The race was won by Stirling Moss in an Emeryson-Climax, the only time that a four-wheel-drive car has won a Formula 1 race. Second went to two-time defending World Champion Jack Brabham, and in third was polesitter Bruce McLaren, both in Coopers.

Moss's victory is largely attributed to the early fall wet conditions.

Background[edit | edit source]


Entry list[edit | edit source]

The full entry list for the 1961 International Gold Cup is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Australia Jack Brabham Australia Privateer Cooper T55 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom C.T. Atkins Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
4 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
5 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
6 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Ferguson P99 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
8 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P48/57 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
9 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P48/57 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
10 Sweden Jo Bonnier West Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
11 United States Dan Gurney West Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
12 France Bernard Collomb France Privateer Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
14 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
15 United Kingdom Henry Taylor United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Reg Parnell Racing Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
17 United Kingdom John Surtees Reg Parnell Racing Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
18 United Kingdom Tim Parnell Privateer Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
19 United Kingdom Brian Naylor JBW 59 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
20 United Kingdom Chris Summers Cooper T45 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
21 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
22 United Kingdom Tony Marsh BRM P48 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
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25 United Kingdom David Piper Gilby Engineering Gilby 61 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
26 United Kingdom Graham Eden Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
27 United Kingdom Chris Ashmore Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
28 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
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30 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Camoradi International Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
31 United Kingdom Jack Fairman Emeryson 1004 Maserati Tipo 6 L4 1.5 D

Practice[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

The full qualifying results for the 1961 International Gold Cup are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:44.6
2 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Ferguson-Climax 1:44.8 + 0.2
3 8 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM 1:45.0 + 0.4
4 5 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:45.2 + 0.6
5 9 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom BRM 1:45.2 + 0.6
6 2 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:45.4 + 0.8
7 17 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:45.6 + 1.0
8 14 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:46.6 + 2.0
9 22 United Kingdom Tony Marsh United Kingdom BRM 1:47.0 + 2.4
10 4 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:47.0 + 2.4
11 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:47.6 + 3.0
12 15 United Kingdom Henry Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:49.0 + 4.4
13 6 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:50.0 + 5.4
14 25 United Kingdom David Piper United Kingdom Gilby-Climax 1:51.0 + 6.4
15 19 United Kingdom Brian Naylor United Kingdom JBW-Climax 1:51.6 + 7.0
16 30 United Kingdom Ian Burgess United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:52.0 + 7.4
17 21 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:52.6 + 8.0
18 28 Germany Wolfgang Seidel United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:52.6 + 8.0
19 26 United Kingdom Graham Eden United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:53.8 + 9.2
20 20 United Kingdom Chris Summers United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:54.0 + 9.4
21 18 United Kingdom Tim Parnell United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:55.8 + 11.2
22 12 France Bernard Collomb United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:57.2 + 12.6
23 27 United Kingdom Chris Ashmore United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:57.4 + 12.8

Grid[edit | edit source]

Race[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Pos No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Ferguson-Climax 60 1:51:53.8 2
2 2 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 60 + 46.0 6
3 3 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 60 + 53.6 1
4 9 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom BRM 60 + 56.8 5
5 14 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 58 + 2 Laps 8
6 30 United Kingdom Ian Burgess United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 57 + 4 Laps 16
7 22 United Kingdom Tony Marsh United Kingdom BRM 56 + 4 Laps 9
8 15 United Kingdom Henry Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 56 + 4 Laps 12
9 19 United Kingdom Brian Naylor United Kingdom JBW-Climax 56 + 4 Laps 15
10 28 Germany Wolfgang Seidel United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 56 + 4 Laps 18
11 25 United Kingdom David Piper United Kingdom Gilby-Climax 55 + 5 Laps 14
12 20 United Kingdom Chris Summers United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 54 + 6 Laps 20
Ret 6 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 40 Exhaust 13
Ret 8 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM 39 Valve 3
Ret 17 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 36 Magneto 7
Ret 5 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 32 Rear suspension 4
Ret 4 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 23 Engine 10
Ret 27 United Kingdom Chris Ashmore United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 23 Gearbox 23
Ret 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 17 Gearbox 11
Ret 12 France Bernard Collomb United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 14 Front suspension 22
Ret 21 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 7 Puncture 17
Ret 18 United Kingdom Tim Parnell United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1 Fuel pump 21
Ret 26 United Kingdom Graham Eden United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 0 Accident 19
DNS 31 United Kingdom Jack Fairman United Kingdom Ferguson-Climax Practiced unofficially -
WD 10 Sweden Jo Bonnier Germany Porsche -
WD 11 United States Dan Gurney Germany Porsche -
WD United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Driver injured -
WD Switzerland Michael May United Kingdom Lotus-Climax No car -
DNA France Roger Revol United Kingdom BRM-Climax -


V T E United Kingdom Oulton Park International Gold Cup
Circuits Oulton Park
Oulton Park Circuit Map 2013.svg
Non-Championship Races 195419551956–1958195919601961196219631964–19651966196719681969197019711972
V T E 1961 Formula One Season
Constructors BRM • Cooper • De Tomaso • Emeryson • Ferguson • Ferrari • Gilby • JBW • Lotus • Porsche
Engines Alfa Romeo • Climax • Ferrari • Maserati • OSCA • Porsche
Drivers Allison • Ashmore • Baghetti • Bandini • de Beaufort • Bianchi • Bonnier • Bordeu • Brabham • Brooks • Burgess • Bussinello • Clark • Collomb • Fairman • Gendebien • Ginther • Greene • Gregory • Gurney • Hall • Hansgen • Herrmann • G. Hill • P. Hill • Ireland • Lewis • Lippi • Maggs • Mairesse • Marsh • May • McLaren • Moss • Natili • Naylor • T. Parnell • Penske • Pilette • Pirocchi • R. Rodríguez • Ruby • Ryan • Salvadori • Scarlatti • Seidel • Sharp • Starrabba • Surtees • H. Taylor • T. Taylor • Trintignant • von Trips • Vaccarella
Cars BRM P48/57 • Cooper T45 • Cooper T51 • Cooper T53 • Cooper T55 • Cooper T58 • De Tomaso F1 • Emeryson 61 • Ferrari 156 • Gilby 61 • Lotus 18 • Lotus 18/21 • Lotus 21 • Porsche 718 • Porsche 718/2 • Porsche 787
Tyres Dunlop
Races Monaco • Netherlands • Belgium • France • Britain • Germany • Italy • United States
Non-Championship Races Lombank • Glover • Pau GP • Lavant • Brussels GP • Vienna GP • Aintree 200 • Syracuse GP • International Trophy • Naples GP • London • Solitude GP • Kanonloppet • Denmark • Modena GP • Flugplatzrennen • Gold Cup • Lewis-Evans • Coppa Italia • Rand GP • Natal GP • South Africa
See also 1960 Formula One Season • 1962 Formula One Season • Category
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