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1961 Dutch Grand Prix

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Date  May 22, 1961
Course length  4.193 km (2.605 mi)
1961 Dutch Grand Prix
Official name  X Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location  Circuit Park Zandvoort Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  75 laps, 314.47 km (195.37 mi)

The 1961 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 22 May 1961 at Zandvoort.

Taking place one week after the Monaco GP, there was not time for Innes Ireland to heal from his injury in the previous race, so he was replaced by Trevor Taylor. The front row was taken up by three Ferraris. Von Trips took the lead from the start and led every lap. Phil Hill was a solid second but was soon pressured by Jim Clark, who made a great start from the fourth row. The two would trade second place often with the Ferrari quicker on the straight and the Lotus faster in the corners. This continued until about 20 laps from the end when Clark's handling allowed the Ferrari to pull away. Fourth place was also a hard fought battle. Moss and Ginther, who made a terrible start, battled nose-to-tail until the very end with Moss passing Ginther on the final lap. The race was also historic as the first of seven races in which every car was classified as a finisher. In fact, in this race no driver even made a pit stop.

Championship standings after the race

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • References

    1961 Dutch Grand Prix Wikipedia


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