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1961 Italian Grand Prix

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September 10, 1961

Course length
10.000 km (6.213 mi)

1961 Italian Grand Prix

Official name
XXXIIo Gran Premio d'Italia

Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza, Italy

Permanent racing facility

43 laps, 430.000 km (267.189 mi)

The 1961 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 10 September 1961 at Monza.


The race was marked by one of the most terrible accidents in the history of Formula One, when on the end of lap 2 at the approach to the Parabolica the German driver Wolfgang von Trips lost control of his Ferrari and crashed into a stand full of spectators, killing 15 and himself. The race was not stopped, allegedly to assist the rescue work for the injured. This was also the last Formula One race ever to be held on the full 10 km (6.213 mi) Monza circuit, with the 2 bankings and the straight between the bankings included.

The race was won by von Trips' American team mate Phil Hill, who – since the German was the only one who could challenge him – thus won the World Championship with one race to go.

Lap leaders

  • Phil Hill 36 laps (1-3, 5, 7, 10, 14-43); Richie Ginther 7 laps (4, 6, 8-9, 11-13).
  • Championship standings after the race

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  • References

    1961 Italian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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