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The 1961 Solitude Grand Prix was a non-championship event, held on July 23. It was won by Innes Ireland in a Lotus-Climax, ahead of the Porsches of Jo Bonnier and Dan Gurney.



BackgroundEdit

Entry ListEdit

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

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
2 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
3 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
4 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 156 Ferrari 178 V6 1.5 D
5 United States Phil Hill Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 156 Ferrari 178 V6 1.5 D
6 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
7 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
8 United Kingdom Mike Spence United Kingdom Emeryson Cars Emeryson 61 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
9 Sweden Jo Bonnier West Germany Porsche Engineering System Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
10 West Germany Hans Herrmann West Germany Porsche Engineering System Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
11 United States Dan Gurney West Germany Porsche Engineering System Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
12 West Germany Edgar Barth West Germany Porsche KG Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
14 United States Lucky Casner United States Camoradi International Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
15 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel West Germany Scuderia Colonia Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
16 Switzerland Michael May West Germany Scuderia Colonia Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
17 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
18 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Scuderia Serenissima Cooper T51 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
19 Italy Roberto Bussinello Italy Scuderia Serenissima De Tomaso F1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
20 Switzerland Peter Monteverdi Switzerland Privateer MBM FJ Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
21 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
22 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Belgium Ecurie Nationale Belge Emeryson 61 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
23 Belgium Willy Mairesse Belgium Ecurie Nationale Belge Emeryson 61 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 9 Sweden Jo Bonnier Germany Porsche 4:01.1
2 11 United States Dan Gurney Germany Porsche 4:01.5 + 0.4
3 7 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 4:01.9 + 0.8
4 1 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 4:02.7 + 1.6
5 17 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 4:03.7 + 2.6
6 10 Germany Hans Herrmann Germany Porsche 4:03.8 + 2.7
7 2 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 4:04.2 + 3.1
8 6 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 4:04.5 + 3.4
9 3 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 4:05.9 + 4.8
10 12 Germany Edgar Barth Germany Porsche 4:07.3 + 6.2
11 8 United Kingdom Mike Spence United Kingdom Emeryson-Climax 4:10.7 + 9.6
12 16 Switzerland Michael May United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 4:12.2 + 11.1
13 21 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Germany Porsche 4:13.0 + 11.9
14 15 Germany Wolfgang Seidel United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 4:18.1 + 17.0
15 18 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 4:19.3 + 18.2
16 19 Italy Roberto Bussinello Italy De Tomaso-Alfa Romeo 4:29.3 + 28.2
17 20 Switzerland Piero Monteverdi Germany MBM-Porsche 4:39.1 + 38.0

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 1 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 25 1:41:04.6 4
2 9 Sweden Jo Bonnier Germany Porsche 25 + 0.1 1
3 11 United States Dan Gurney Germany Porsche 25 + 0.3 2
4 7 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 25 + 17.9 3
5 6 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 25 + 47.6 8
6 10 Germany Hans Herrmann Germany Porsche 25 + 1:01.5 6
7 2 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 25 + 1:27.9 7
8 12 Germany Edgar Barth Germany Porsche 25 + 3:27.3 10
9 3 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 25 + 4:22.0 9
Ret 17 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 22 Gearbox 5
Ret 18 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 14 Engine 15
Ret 19 Italy Roberto Bussinello Italy De Tomaso-Alfa Romeo 12 Engine 16
Ret 15 Germany Wolfgang Seidel United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 7 Steering wheel 14
Ret 8 United Kingdom Mike Spence United Kingdom Emeryson-Climax 6 Gearbox 11
Ret 21 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Germany Porsche 6 Engine 13
Ret 20 Switzerland Piero Monteverdi Germany MBM-Porsche 2 Engine 17
Ret 16 Switzerland Michael May United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 0 Accident 12
DNS 14 United States Lucky Casner United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Engine in practice -
DNS 3 United Kingdom Peter Arundell United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Practice only -
WD 4 Germany Wolfgang von Trips Italy Ferrari -
WD 5 United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari -
WD 22 Belgium Olivier Gendebien United Kingdom Emeryson-Maserati -
WD 23 Belgium Willy Mairesse United Kingdom Emeryson-Maserati -


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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