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1961 World Sportscar Championship

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Start date  1961
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The 1961 World Sportscar Championship season was the ninth season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured the 1961 World Sports Car Championship, which was contested over a five race series that ran from 25 March to 15 August 1961. The title was won by Italian manufacturer Ferrari.


Manufacturers Championship

Points were awarded to the top 6 places, in the order of 8-6-4-3-2-1, however manufacturers were only awarded points for their highest finishing car in each race, with no points awarded to places filled by other cars from the same manufacturer..

Only half points were awarded at the Pescara race as it was staged over a four-hour duration, which was less than the FIA’s minimum requirement of six hours or 1000km.

Only the best 3 results out of the 5 race season counted towards the championship totals of each manufacturer. Discarded points are shown within brackets.

The cars

The following models contributed to the nett points totals of their respective manufacturers in the 1961 World Sports Car Championship.

  • Ferrari 250 TR61 & Ferrari Dino 246SP
  • Maserati Tipo 61 & Maserati Tipo 63
  • Porsche 718 RS61
  • O.S.C.A. S1600
  • References

    1961 World Sportscar Championship Wikipedia

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