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The 1961 South African Grand Prix was a non-championship race run on December 26, at the Prince George Circuit at East London.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1961 South African Grand Prix is outlined below, arranged by car number:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
3 South Africa Syd van der Vyver South Africa Privateer Lotus 18 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
4 West Germany Edgar Barth West Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
5 Sweden Jo Bonnier West Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
6 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
8 South Africa Tony Maggs United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
9 South Africa Bruce Johnstone United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T56 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
10 South Africa Ernie Pieterse South Africa Scuderia Alfa Heron Special Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
11 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Scuderia Lupini LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
12 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Scuderia Lupini Cooper T51 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
14 South Africa Don Philp South Africa Privateer Quodra 1 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Privateer LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
16 South Africa Helmut Menzler South Africa Ecurie Wolman Lotus 18 Borgward 1500 RS L4 1.5 D
17 South Africa Dave Wright South Africa Privateer Cooper T45 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
18 South Africa Clive Trundell South Africa Privateer Cooper T52 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
19 South Africa Bruce Jennings South Africa Privateer Jennings Mk1 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
20 South Africa Fanie Viljoen South Africa G.E. Mennie LDS Mk1 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
21 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love South Africa A.H. Pillman LDS Mk1 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
22 South Africa Bob van Niekerk South Africa Equipe Judette Lotus 18 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
23 South Africa Adrian Pheiffer South Africa Privateer Cooper T52 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
24 South Africa Bill Dunlop South Africa Privateer Cooper T45 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
25 South Africa John Guthrie South Africa Ecurie Rhodes Cooper T51 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
26 South Africa Bernard Podmore South Africa Privateer Lotus 18 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
27 South Africa Gene Bosman South Africa Scuderia Alfa Lotus 15 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1961 South African Grand Prix is outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1:33.9
2 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax 1:34.1 +0.2s
3 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 1:34.2 +0.3s
4 5 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche 1:34.6 +0.7s
5 6 United States Masten Gregory Lotus-Climax 1:35.4 +1.5s
6 8 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 1:36.4 +2.5s
7 4 West Germany Edgar Barth Porsche 1:37.4 +3.5s
8 3 South Africa Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Alfa Romeo 1:37.6 +3.7s
9 10 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Heron-Alfa Romeo 1:40.0 +6.1s
10 23 South Africa Adrian Pheiffer Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:40.5 +6.6s
11 14 South Africa Don Philp Quodra-Climax 1:40.6 +6.7s
12 12 South Africa Doug Serrurier Cooper-Maserati 1:40.7 +6.8s
13 20 South Africa Fanie Viljoen LDS-Climax 1:41.0 +7.1s
14 16 South Africa Helmut Menzler Lotus-Borgward 1:41.6 +7.7s
15 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:41.7 +7.8s
16 22 South Africa Bob van Niekerk Lotus-Ford 1:42.9 +9.0s
17 19 South Africa Bill Jennings Jennings-Porsche 1:43.1 +9.2s
18 26 South Africa Bernard Podmore Lotus-Ford 1:45.7 +11.8s
19 25 South Africa John Guthrie Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:45.9 +12.0s
20 27 South Africa Gene Bosman Lotus-Alfa Romeo 1:46.4 +12.5s
21 17 South Africa Dave Wright Cooper-Climax 1:46.7 +12.8s
22 18 South Africa Clive Trundell Cooper-Climax 1:47.6 +13.7s
23 24 South Africa Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:52.1 +18.2s
DNS 9 South Africa Bruce Johnstone Cooper-Climax Accident
WD 11 South Africa Doug Serrurier LDS-Alfa Romeo Drove #12
WD 21 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love LDS-Porsche Withdrew

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
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1 ______________
Jim Clark 2 ______________
Stirling Moss 3
Trevor Taylor
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4 ______________
Jo Bonnier 5
Masten Gregory
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6 ______________
Tony Maggs 7 ______________
Edgar Barth 8
Syd van der Vyver
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9 ______________
Ernie Pieterse 10
Adrian Pheiffer
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11 ______________
Don Philp 12 ______________
Doug Serrurier 13
Fanie Viljoen
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14 ______________
Helmut Menzler 15
Sam Tingle
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16 ______________
Bob van Niekerk 17 ______________
Bill Jennings 18
Bernard Podmore
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19 ______________
John Guthrie 20
Gene Bosman
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21 ______________
Dave Wright 22 ______________
Clive Trundell 23
Bill Dunlop

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Entreat Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 2:06:49.2 1
2 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax + 15.7 s 2
3 5 Sweden Jo Bonnier Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 79 laps 4
4 6 South Africa Tony Maggs United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax 79 laps 6
5 4 Germany Edgar Barth Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 78 laps 7
6 3 South Africa Syd van der Vyver South Africa Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Alfa Romeo 77 laps 8
7 12 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Scuderia Lupini Cooper-Maserati 77 laps 12
8 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 76 laps 15
9 22 South Africa Bob van Niekerk South Africa Ted Lanfear Lotus-Ford 76 laps 16
10 16 South Africa Helmut Menzler South Africa Ecurie Wolman Lotus-Borgward 75 laps 14
11 23 South Africa Adrian Pheiffer South Africa Adrian Pheiffer Cooper-Alfa Romeo 75 laps 10
12 19 South Africa Bill Jennings South Africa Bill Jennings Jennings-Porsche 71 laps 17
13 25 South Africa John Guthrie South Africa Ecurie Rhodes Cooper-Alfa Romeo 71 laps 19
14 14 South Africa Don Philp South Africa Don Philp Quodra-Climax 70 laps 11
15 17 South Africa Dave Wright South Africa Dave Wright Cooper-Climax 65 laps 21
Ret 20 South Africa Fanie Viljoen South Africa G.E. Mennie LDS-Climax Engine 13
Ret 24 South Africa Bill Dunlop South Africa Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo Engine 23
Ret 27 South Africa Gene Bosman South Africa Scuderia Alfa Lotus-Alfa Romeo Accident 20
Ret 18 South Africa Clive Trundell South Africa Clive Trundell Cooper-Climax Ignition 22
Ret 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Radiator 3
Ret 6 United Kingdom Masten Gregory United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax Break pipe 5
Ret 10 South Africa Ernie Pieterse South Africa Scuderia Alfa Heron-Alfa Romeo Gearbox 9
Ret 26 South Africa Bernard Podmore South Africa Bernard Podmore Lotus-Ford Con-rod 18
DNS 9 South Africa Bruce Johnstone United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax Accident during practice
WD 21 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love South Africa A.H. Phillman LDS-Porsche
WD 11 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Scuderia Alfa LDS-Alfa Romeo[1]

NotesEdit

  1. Did not drive this car during the race, but driven a Cooper-Maserati car.
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