Background[edit | edit source]

Entry list[edit | edit source]

The full entry list for the 1961 Modena Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Belgium André Pilette Belgium Ecurie Nationale Belge Emeryson 61 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T53 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
8 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis United Kingdom H&L Motors Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
10 Sweden Jo Bonnier West Germany Porsche Engineering System Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
12 United States Dan Gurney West Germany Porsche Engineering System Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
14 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
16 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
18* Italy Gaetano Starrabba Italy Privateer Lotus 18 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
20 Italy Renato Pirocchi Italy Pescara Racing Team Cooper T51 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
22 Italy Gastone Zanarotti Italy Isobele de Tomaso De Tomaso F1 OSCA 372 L4 1.5 D
24 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Italy Scuderia Colonia Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
26 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom RRC Walker Racing Team Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
28 Italy Mennato Boffa Italy Privateer Cooper T45 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
30 United Kingdom Henry Taylor United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
32 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
34 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
36 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
38 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones United Kingdom Privateer Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
40 United Kingdom Ian Burgess United States Camoradi International Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
42 Italy Roberto Bussinello Italy Isobele de Tomaso De Tomaso F1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
44 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
46 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
48 United Kingdom Tim Parnell United Kingdom Privateer Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
50 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Scuderia Serenissima Cooper T51 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
52 Italy Nino Vaccarella Italy Scuderia Serenissima Cooper T51 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
54 United Kingdom Brian Naylor United Kingdom JBW Cars JBW 61 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
56 Italy Roberto Lippi Italy Scuderia Settecolli De Tomaso F1 OSCA 372 L4 1.5 D
58 Italy Ernesto Prinoth Italy Scuderia Dolomiti Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
60 Italy Walter Breveglieri Italy Privateer Cooper T45 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
62 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P48/57 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
64 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P48/57 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
66 Belgium Mauro Bianchi Belgium Ecurie Nationale Belge Emeryson 61 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
  • * Giorgio Scarlatti would also drive as a #18 entry, but was allowed to take the start of the race.

Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Report[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

The full qualifying results for the 1961 Modena Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 26 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 0:58.6
2 10 Sweden Jo Bonnier West Germany Porsche 0:59.0 +0.4s
3 12 United States Dan Gurney West Germany Porsche 0:59.0 +0.4s
4 62 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM-Climax 0:59.3 +0.7s
5 46 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 0:59.4 +0.8s
6 14 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 0:59.6 +1.0s
7 32 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 0:59.7 +1.1s
8 4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Italy Cooper-Maserati 0:59.8 +1.2s
9 44 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 0:59.8 +1.2s
10 36 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 0:59.8 +1.2s
11 30 United Kingdom Henry Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:00.1 +1.5s
12 64 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom BRM-Climax 1:00.1 +1.5s
13 42 Italy Roberto Bussinello Italy De Tomaso-Alfa Romeo 1:00.4 +1.8s
14 18 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Lotus-Maserati 1:01.6 +3.0s
DNQ* 16 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:00.2 +1.6s
DNQ* 24 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Italy Lotus-Climax 1:00.4 +1.8s
DNQ* 50 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Cooper-Maserati 1:00.6 +2.0s
DNQ* 34 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Netherlands Porsche 1:01.2 +2.6s
DNQ* 66 Belgium Mauro Bianchi Belgium Emeryson-Maserati 1:01.2 +2.6s
DNQ 48 United Kingdom Tim Parnell United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:01.7 +3.1s
DNQ 52 Italy Nino Vaccarella Italy Cooper-Maserati 1:02.0 +3.4s
DNQ 28 Italy Mennato Boffa Italy Cooper-Climax 1:02.1 +3.5s
DNQ 56 Italy Roberto Lippi Italy De Tomaso-OSCA 1:02.9 +4.3s
DNQ 18 Italy Gaetano Starrabba Italy Lotus-Maserati 1:03.0 +4.4s
DNQ 20 Italy Renato Pirocchi Italy Cooper-Maserati 1:03.3 +4.7s
DNQ 22 Italy Gastone Zanarotti Italy De Tomaso-OSCA 1:03.3 +4.7s
DNQ 8 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:05.8 +7.2s
DNQ 60 Italy Walter Breveglieri Italy Cooper-Climax 1:06.4 +7.8s
WD 2 Belgium André Pilette Belgium Emeryson-Maserati Withdrawn
WD 38 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Injury
WD 40 United Kingdom Ian Burgess United States Lotus-Climax Car unready
WD 54 United Kingdom Brian Naylor United Kingdom JBW-Climax Withdrawn
WD 58 Italy Ernesto Prinoth Italy Lotus-Climax Car unready
  • * Ireland, Seidel, Trintignant, de Beaufort, and Mauro Bianchi had failed to qualify for the race as Bussinello and Scarlatti were automatic qualifiers.

Grid[edit | edit source]

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Stirling Moss
3 Jo Bonnier
Dan Gurney
______________
______________ 4
5 Graham Hill
Roy Salvadori
______________
______________ 6
______________ 7 Jim Clark
8 Masten Gregory
Lorenzo Bandini
______________
______________ 9
10 John Surtees
Jack Brabham
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______________ 11
______________ 12 Henry Taylor
13 Tony Brooks
Roberto Bussinello
______________
______________ 14
15 Giorgio Scarlatti
______________
______________ 16
______________ 17
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Race[edit | edit source]

Report[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

The full results for the 1961 Modena Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 26 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 100 1:40:08.1 1
2 10 Sweden Jo Bonnier West Germany Porsche 100 +7.0s 2
3 12 United States Dan Gurney West Germany Porsche 100 +7.3s 3
4 14 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 99 +1 lap 6
5 36 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 99 +1 lap 10
6 64 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom BRM-Climax 99 +1 lap 12
7 62 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM-Climax 99 +1 lap 4
NC* 32 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 71 +29 laps 7
Ret 4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Italy Cooper-Maserati 92 Con-rod 8
Ret 42 Italy Roberto Bussinello Italy De Tomaso-Alfa Romeo 75 Oil pressure 13
Ret 46 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 74 Engine 5
Ret 30 United Kingdom Henry Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 42 Head gasket 11
Ret 44 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 25 Engine 9
Ret 18 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Lotus-Maserati 4 Engine 14
DNQ 16 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax
DNQ 24 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Italy Lotus-Climax
DNQ 50 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Cooper-Maserati
DNQ 34 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Netherlands Porsche
DNQ 66 Belgium Mauro Bianchi Belgium Emeryson-Maserati
DNQ 48 United Kingdom Tim Parnell United Kingdom Lotus-Climax
DNQ 52 Italy Nino Vaccarella Italy Cooper-Maserati
DNQ 28 Italy Mennato Boffa Italy Cooper-Climax
DNQ 56 Italy Roberto Lippi Italy De Tomaso-OSCA
DNQ 18 Italy Gaetano Starrabba Italy Lotus-Maserati
DNQ 20 Italy Renato Pirocchi Italy Cooper-Maserati
DNQ 22 Italy Gastone Zanarotti Italy De Tomaso-OSCA
DNQ 8 United Kingdom Jackie Lewis United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
DNQ 60 Italy Walter Breveglieri Italy Cooper-Climax
WD 2 Belgium André Pilette Belgium Emeryson-Maserati
WD 38 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones United Kingdom Cooper-Climax
WD 40 United Kingdom Ian Burgess United States Lotus-Climax
WD 54 United Kingdom Brian Naylor United Kingdom JBW-Climax
WD 58 Italy Ernesto Prinoth Italy Lotus-Climax
  • * Gregory, unfortunately, would have failed to be classified as he did not finished 90% of the race distance.

Milestones[edit | edit source]

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