- American Grand Prix
- Ireland takes maiden victory at Watkins Glen
October 8, 1961: The US Grand Prix moved to Watkins Glen in upstate New York, the third new venue in as many years, where the absence of the dominant Ferraris allowed Innes Ireland to claim victory - the first, and what proved to be only, win of his career.
- Italian Grand Prix
- Hill crowned champion in tragic circumstances
September 10, 1961: Tragedy struck at the Italian Grand Prix when championship leader Wolfgang von Trips was killed, along with 14 spectators, in a horrific crash also involving Jim Clark.
- German Grand Prix
- Moss shows class to hold off Ferrari
August 6, 1961: Stirling Moss was back to his imperious best at the legendary Nürburgring, where he beat the more powerful Ferraris through sheer driving brilliance.
- British Grand Prix
- Von Trips leads home Ferrari trio
July 15, 1961: In a difficult race at a rain-lashed Aintree, the Ferraris once again crushed the opposition with a clean sweep at the British Grand Prix.
- French Grand Prix
- Baghetti makes history with debut win
July 2, 1961: A sensational race at Reims saw rookie Giancarlo Baghetti win in his first grand prix - still the only man to have ever won on his debut.
- Belgian Grand Prix
- Hill heads Ferrari clean sweep
June 18, 1961: Ferrari's dominance increased at the fast, sweeping Spa circuit as it claimed the first four places in the Belgian Grand Prix.
- Dutch Grand Prix
- Von Trips takes maiden win as Ferrari dominate
May 22, 1961: The German Count Wolfgang "Taffy" von Trips won his first grand prix at the seaside circuit of Zandvoort, as Ferrari dominated with their V6 shark-nose cars.
- Monaco Grand Prix
- Moss withstands Ferrari pressure with supreme display
May 14, 1961: Stirling Moss turned in what was considered to be one of the greatest drives of his career to win the season-opening Monaco Grand Prix in an ageing Lotus, holding off a trio of far superior Ferraris.