Statistics as of October 8, 1961

A portrait of Phil Hill
  • Phil Hill
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 34 years 171 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1961 championship position 1
  • Career 1961
    Races 27 7
    Wins (Best) 3 2
    Poles (Best) 6 5
Wolfgang von Trips a few days before his fatal crash
  • Wolfgang von Trips
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 33 years 157 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1961 championship position 2
  • Career 1961
    Races 29 7
    Wins (Best) 2 2
    Poles (Best) 1 1
Stirling Moss at the 1961 British Grand Prix
  • Stirling Moss
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 32 years 21 days
  • Team Ferguson/Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position 3
  • Career 1961
    Races 67 8
    Wins (Best) 16 2
    Poles (Best) 16 1
Dan Gurney at the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix
  • Dan Gurney
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 30 years 178 days
  • Team Porsche
  • 1961 championship position 4
  • Career 1961
    Races 19 8
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (6)
Richie Ginther at Snetterton in the 1962 Formula One World Championship.
  • Richie Ginther
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 31 years 64 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1961 championship position 5
  • Career 1961
    Races 11 7
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
Innes Ireland wins a non-championship race in Stuttgart
  • Innes Ireland
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 31 years 114 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position 6
  • Career 1961
    Races 21 7
    Wins (Best) 1 1
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (7)
Jim Clark portrait
  • Jim Clark
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 25 years 218 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position 7
  • Career 1961
    Races 14 8
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
Bruce McLaren
  • Bruce McLaren
  • Nationality New Zealand
  • Age 24 years 39 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position 8
  • Career 1961
    Races 25 8
    Wins (Best) 2 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (4)
Giancarlo Baghetti at his home grand prix
  • Giancarlo Baghetti
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 26 years 287 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1961 championship position 9
  • Career 1961
    Races 3 3
    Wins (Best) 1 1
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
Tony Brooks ahead of the 1961 season
  • Tony Brooks
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 29 years 225 days
  • Team BRM
  • 1961 championship position 10
  • Career 1961
    Races 39 8
    Wins (Best) 6 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 3 0 (6)
Jack Brabham at Brands Hatch
  • Jack Brabham
  • Nationality Australia
  • Age 35 years 189 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position 11
  • Career 1961
    Races 40 8
    Wins (Best) 7 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 5 1
John Surtees
  • John Surtees
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 27 years 239 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position 12
  • Career 1961
    Races 12 8
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (4)
  • Jackie Lewis
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 24 years 341 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position 13
  • Career 1961
    Races 5 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
Enzo Ferrari chats with Belgian driver Olivier Gendebien ahead of practice
  • Olivier Gendebien
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 37 years 269 days
  • Team Emeryson/Ferrari/Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position 14
  • Career 1961
    Races 15 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
  • Jo Bonnier
  • Nationality Sweden
  • Age 31 years 250 days
  • Team Porsche
  • 1961 championship position 15
  • Career 1961
    Races 37 8
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (3)
Graham Hill at the 1967 German Grand Prix
  • Graham Hill
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 32 years 235 days
  • Team BRM
  • 1961 championship position 16
  • Career 1961
    Races 32 8
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
  • Roy Salvadori
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 39 years 149 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position 17
  • Career 1961
    Races 42 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (12)
Maurice Trintignant, Formula One World Championship, Monaco, 1963
  • Maurice Trintignant
  • Nationality France
  • Age 43 years 343 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 70 5
    Wins (Best) 2 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (15)
  • Carel Godin de Beaufort
  • Nationality Netherlands
  • Age 27 years 181 days
  • Team Porsche
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 12 6
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (14) 0 (14)
Italian racing driver Lorenzo Bandini
  • Lorenzo Bandini
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 25 years 291 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 4 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (8)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (17)
  • Cliff Allison
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 29 years 242 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 18 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (8)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (14)
Roger Penske
  • Roger Penske
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 24 years 230 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (8)
    Poles (Best) 0 (16) 0 (16)
  • Hans Herrmann
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 33 years 227 days
  • Team Porsche
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 18 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (11)
  • Peter Ryan
  • Nationality Canada
  • Age 21 years 120 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
  • Masten Gregory
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 29 years 221 days
  • Team Cooper/Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 27 7
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (10)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (11)
  • Henry Taylor
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 28 years 296 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 10 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (10)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (17)
Tim Parnell at the 1969 Canadian Grand Prix
  • Tim Parnell
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 29 years 105 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 3 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (10) 0 (10)
    Poles (Best) 0 (27) 0 (27)
  • Hap Sharp
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 33 years 280 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (10) 0 (10)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (17)
Tony Maggs
  • Tony Maggs
  • Nationality South Africa
  • Age 24 years 241 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (11) 0 (11)
    Poles (Best) 0 (22) 0 (22)
  • Michael May
  • Nationality Switzerland
  • Age 27 years 51 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 3 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (11) 0 (11)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
Ian Burgess in action for BRM
  • Ian Burgess
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 31 years 94 days
  • Team Cooper/Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 15 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (12)
    Poles (Best) 0 (11) 0 (24)
  • Renato Pirocchi
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 28 years 196 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (12) 0 (12)
    Poles (Best) 0 (29) 0 (29)
Trevor Taylor
  • Trevor Taylor
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 24 years 286 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
    Poles (Best) 0 (14) 0 (14)
Brabham manager Keith Greene
  • Keith Greene
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 23 years 276 days
  • Team Gilby
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (15) 0 (15)
    Poles (Best) 0 (22) 0 (23)
  • Tony Marsh
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 30 years 80 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 5 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (15)
    Poles (Best) 0 (14) 0 (20)
  • Gerry Ashmore
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 25 years 75 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 3 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (16) 0 (16)
    Poles (Best) 0 (25) 0 (25)
  • Wolfgang Seidel
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 35 years 96 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 9 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (17)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (22)
Lucien Bianchi finished third in a Cooper T86B  at Monaco - his best ever result
  • Lucien Bianchi
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 26 years 332 days
  • Team Emeryson/Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 8 4
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (14) 0 (19)
  • Roberto Bussinello
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 34 years 4 days
  • Team De Tomaso
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (24) 0 (24)
  • Bernard Collomb
  • Nationality France
  • Age 31 years 1 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (21) 0 (21)
  • Jack Fairman
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 48 years 207 days
  • Team Cooper/Ferguson
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 13 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (11) 0 (20)
  • Jim Hall
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 26 years 77 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (12) 0 (18)
  • Walt Hansgen
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 41 years 345 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (14) 0 (14)
  • Roberto Lippi
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 34 years 356 days
  • Team De Tomaso
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (32) 0 (32)
  • Willy Mairesse
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 33 years 7 days
  • Team Ferrari/Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 6 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (13)
  • Massimo Natili
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 26 years 72 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (28) 0 (28)
  • Brian Naylor
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 38 years 198 days
  • Team JBW
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 8 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (13) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (7) 0 (31)
  • André Pilette
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 43 years 2 days
  • Team Emeryson
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 10 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (8) 0 (0)
Ricardo Rodriguez
  • Ricardo Rodríguez
  • Nationality Mexico
  • Age 19 years 236 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
  • Lloyd Ruby
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 33 years 269 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (12) 0 (19)
  • Giorgio Scarlatti
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 40 years 6 days
  • Team De Tomaso
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 15 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (26)
  • Gaetano Starrabba
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 28 years 309 days
  • Team Team Lotus
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (30) 0 (30)
  • Nino Vaccarella
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 28 years 218 days
  • Team De Tomaso
  • 1961 championship position -
  • Career 1961
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (20) 0 (20)