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1961 French Grand Prix

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Date  2 July 1961
Course length  8.302 km (5.158 mi)
Location  Reims France
1961 French Grand Prix
Official name  XLVIIe Grand Prix de l'A.C.F.
Course  Street circuit/Racing facility
Distance  52 laps, 431.704 km (268.248 mi)

The 1961 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 2 July 1961 at Reims.

By winning the race, Giancarlo Baghetti became only the third driver to win his first World Championship race, the other two being Nino Farina, who won the first World Championship race (the 1950 British Grand Prix) and Johnnie Parsons, who won the 1950 Indianapolis 500 (the Indianapolis 500 was part of the World Championship from 1950 to 1960), though both Farina and Parsons had competed at future World Championship races before the creation of the championship, while this was Baghetti's first start at a major Grand Prix. This was Baghetti's only World Championship race win. He would never finish in the top 3 again.

Championship standings after the race

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

    1961 French Grand Prix Wikipedia


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