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1961 Formula One season

sports season

The 1961 Formula One season saw Phil Hill crowned as champion.

Season reviewEdit

1961 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos. Driver MON
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
USA
 
Pts.
1   Phil Hill 3 2 1 9 2 3 1 34 (38)
2   Wolfgang von Trips 4 1 2 Ret 1 2 Ret 33
3   Stirling Moss 1 4 8 Ret Ret 1 Ret Ret 21
4   Dan Gurney 5 10 6 2 7 7 2 2 21
5   Richie Ginther 2 5 3 15 3 8 Ret 16
6   Innes Ireland Ret 4 10 NC Ret 1 12
7   Jim Clark 10 3 12 3 Ret 4 Ret 7 11
8   Bruce McLaren 6 12 Ret 5 8 6 3 4 11
9   Giancarlo Baghetti 1 Ret Ret 9
10   Tony Brooks 13 9 13 Ret 9 NC 5 3 6
11   Jack Brabham Ret 6 Ret Ret 4 NC Ret Ret 4
12   John Surtees 11 7 5 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret 4
13   Jackie Lewis 9 Ret Ret 9 4 3
14   Olivier Gendebien DNQ 4 11 3
15   Joakim Bonnier 12 11 7 7 5 NC Ret 6 3
16   Graham Hill Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret NC Ret 5 3
17   Roy Salvadori 8 6 10 6 Ret 2
18   Maurice Trintignant 7 Ret 13 Ret 9 0
19   Carel Godin de Beaufort 14 11 Ret 16 14 7 0
20   Lorenzo Bandini Ret 12 NC 8 0
21   Cliff Allison 8 0
22   Roger Penske 8 0
23   Hans Herrmann 9 15 13 0
24   Peter Ryan 9 0
25   Masten Gregory DNQ 10 12 11 Ret Ret 0
26   Henry Taylor DNQ 10 Ret 11 0
27   Tim Parnell Ret 10 0
28   Hap Sharp 10 0
29   Tony Maggs 13 11 0
30   Michael May Ret 11 0
31   Ian Burgess DNQ 14 14 12 0
32   Renato Pirocchi 12 0
33   Trevor Taylor 13 0
34   Tony Marsh DNQ Ret 15 0
35   Keith Greene 15 0
36   Gerry Ashmore Ret 16 Ret 0
37   Wolfgang Seidel DNQ 17 NC Ret 0
  Bernard Collomb Ret NC 0
  Lucien Bianchi DNQ Ret Ret Ret 0
  Willy Mairesse Ret Ret Ret 0
  Jack Fairman DSQ Ret 0
  Giorgio Scarlatti Ret 0
  Massimo Natili Ret 0
  Gaetano Starrabba Ret 0
  Ricardo Rodríguez Ret 0
  Nino Vaccarella Ret 0
  Roberto Bussinello Ret 0
  Brian Naylor Ret 0
  Roberto Lippi Ret 0
  Jim Hall Ret 0
  Lloyd Ruby Ret 0
  Walt Hansgen Ret 0
  Andre Pilette DNQ 0
Pos. Driver MON
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
USA
 
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
  • Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.