1
Phil Hill
Ferrari
34 pts
2
Wolfgang von Trips
Ferrari
33 pts
3
Stirling Moss
Ferguson
21 pts
1
Ferrari
45 pts
Phil Hill is the 1961 Formula 1 World Champion. Hill won 2 out of 8 races and scored a total of 34 points. With 1 points behind Wolfgang von Trips finished the season in second place and Phil Hill as third. Ferrari won the 1961 Formula 1 constructor championship, with a total of 45 points.
The season started with the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix on May 14th. The last race of the season was the 1961 United States Grand Prix on October 8th.
Number of races
8 races
First race
Monaco Grand Prix (May 14th)
Last race
United States Grand Prix (October 8th)
Most wins
Phil Hill (2)
Stirling Moss (2)
1 more
Most pole positions
Phil Hill (5)
Most podiums
Phil Hill (6)
Most top 5 finishes
Phil Hill (6)
Most points finishes
Phil Hill (6)
Most DNF's
Jack Brabham (6)

1961 standings

Pos Driver Car Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1
Phil Hill
Ferrari 2 6 34
2
Wolfgang von Trips
Ferrari 2 4 33 -1
3
Stirling Moss
Ferguson 2 2 21 -13
4
Dan Gurney
Porsche 3 21 -13
5
Richie Ginther
Ferrari 3 16 -18
6
Innes Ireland
Lotus-Climax 1 1 12 -22
7
Jim Clark
Lotus-Climax 2 11 -23
8
Bruce McLaren
Cooper-Climax 1 11 -23
9
Giancarlo Baghetti
Ferrari 1 1 9 -25
10
Tony Brooks
BRM 1 6 -28
11
Jack Brabham
Cooper-Climax 4 -30
12
John Surtees
Cooper-Climax 4 -30
13
Jackie Lewis
Cooper-Climax 3 -31
14
Olivier Gendebien
Lotus-Climax 3 -31
15
Jo Bonnier
Porsche 3 -31
16
Graham Hill
BRM 3 -31
17
Roy Salvadori
Cooper-Climax 2 -32
18
Maurice Trintignant
Cooper-Maserati 0 -34
19
Carel Godin de Beaufort
Porsche 0 -34
20
Lorenzo Bandini
Cooper-Maserati 0 -34
21
Cliff Allison
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
22
Roger Penske
Cooper-Climax 0 -34
23
Hans Herrmann
Porsche 0 -34
24
Peter Ryan
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
25
Masten Gregory
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
26
Henry Taylor
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
27
Tim Parnell
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
28
Hap Sharp
Cooper-Climax 0 -34
29
Tony Maggs
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
30
Michael May
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
31
Ian Burgess
Cooper-Climax 0 -34
32
Renato Pirocchi
Cooper-Maserati 0 -34
33
Trevor Taylor
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
34
Tony Marsh
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
35
Keith Greene
Gilby 0 -34
36
Gerry Ashmore
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
37
Wolfgang Seidel
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
38
Jim Hall
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
39
Lloyd Ruby
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
40
Gaetano Starrabba
Lotus-Maserati 0 -34
41
Willy Mairesse
Ferrari 0 -34
42
Ricardo Rodríguez
Ferrari 0 -34
43
Walt Hansgen
Cooper-Climax 0 -34
44
Lucien Bianchi
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
45
Bernard Collomb
Cooper-Climax 0 -34
46
Nino Vaccarella
De Tomaso-Alfa Romeo 0 -34
47
Ken Miles
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
48
Giorgio Scarlatti
De Tomaso-Osca 0 -34
49
Brian Naylor
JBW 0 -34
50
Jack Fairman
Ferguson 0 -34
51
Edgar Barth
Porsche 0 -34
52
Juan Manuel Bordeu
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
53
Roberto Bussinello
De Tomaso-Alfa Romeo 0 -34
54
Massimo Natili
Cooper-Maserati 0 -34
55
Peter Monteverdi
MBM 0 -34
56
Roberto Lippi
De Tomaso-Osca 0 -34
57
Geoff Duke
Cooper-Climax 0 -34
58
John Campbell-Jones
Cooper-Climax 0 -34
59
André Pilette
Emeryson 0 -34
60
Alfonso Thiele
Cooper-Climax 0 -34
61
Ernesto Prinoth
Lotus-Climax 0 -34
62
Menato Boffa
Cooper-Climax 0 -34
Pos Team Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1 Ferrari 5 14 45
2 Lotus-Climax 3 5 35 -10
3 Porsche 3 22 -23
4 Cooper-Climax 1 14 -31
5 BRM 1 7 -38
6 Cooper-Maserati 0 -45
7 Gilby 0 -45
8 Lotus-Maserati 0 -45
9 De Tomaso-Alfa Romeo 0 -45
10 Emeryson 0 -45
11 De Tomaso-Osca 0 -45
12 JBW 0 -45
13 MBM 0 -45

1961 schedule

Date Race Winner 2nd 3rd Pole position
May 14th
Monaco Grand Prix
#20 Stirling Moss
Richie Ginther
Phil Hill
Stirling Moss
May 22nd
Dutch Grand Prix
#3 Wolfgang von Trips
Phil Hill
Jim Clark
Phil Hill
Jun 18th
Belgian Grand Prix
#4 Phil Hill
Wolfgang von Trips
Richie Ginther
Phil Hill
Jul 2nd
French Grand Prix
#50 Giancarlo Baghetti
Dan Gurney
Jim Clark
Phil Hill
Jul 15th
British Grand Prix
#4 Wolfgang von Trips
Phil Hill
Richie Ginther
Phil Hill
Aug 6th
German Grand Prix
#7 Stirling Moss
Wolfgang von Trips
Phil Hill
Phil Hill
Sep 10th
Italian Grand Prix
#2 Phil Hill
Dan Gurney
Bruce McLaren
Wolfgang von Trips
Oct 8th
United States Grand Prix
#15 Innes Ireland
Dan Gurney
Tony Brooks
Jack Brabham