1961 Flugplatzrennen

The Flugplatzrennen (known alternately as either 3rd Flugplatzrennen[1] or 5th Flugplatzrennen[2]) was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 17 September 1961 at Zeltweg Airfield, Austria. The race was run over 80 laps of the circuit, and was dominated by British driver Innes Ireland in a Lotus 21.

1961 Flugplatzrennen
Non-championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Race details
Date 17 September 1961
Official name III[1] Flugplatzrennen / V[2] Flugplatzrennen
Location Zeltweg Airfield
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.2 km (1.988 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 256 km (159.071 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:15.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax
Time 1:13.6
Podium
First Lotus-Climax
Second Cooper-Climax
Third Porsche

Ireland took both pole position and the fastest lap, and finished a lap ahead of the rest of the field. He led all but the first two laps, after Jim Clark took the lead at the start.[3]

Lorenzo Bandini did not start the race after he suffered engine problems in practice, but shared his team-mate Renato Pirocchi's car in the race.

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 4   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 1:15.6 -
2 5   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1:16.3 + 0.7
3 8   John Surtees Cooper-Climax 1:16.6 + 1.0
4 1   Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 1:17.2 + 1.6
5 9   Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax 1:17.5 + 1.9
6 16   Wolfgang Seidel Lotus-Climax 1:17.5 + 1.9
7 6   Tony Marsh BRM-Climax 1:17.6 + 2.0
8 2   Jo Bonnier Porsche 1:18.1 + 2.5
9 18   Ernesto Prinoth Lotus-Climax 1:18.4 + 2.8
10 19   Ian Burgess Cooper-Climax 1:18.5 + 2.9
11 10   Lorenzo Bandini Cooper-Maserati 1:19.6 + 4.0
12 15   Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 1:20.5 + 4.9
13 12   Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 1:20.9 + 5.3
14 17   Jo Schlesser Cooper-Climax 1:23.0 + 7.4
15 11   Renato Pirocchi Cooper-Maserati 1:23.0 + 7.4
16 14   André Pilette Emeryson-Maserati 1:25.8 + 10.2

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 4   Innes Ireland Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 80 1.44:22.2 1
2 1   Jack Brabham Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 79 4
3 2   Jo Bonnier Porsche System Engineering Porsche 79 8
4 5   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 77 2
5 19   Ian Burgess Camoradi International Cooper-Climax 76 10
6 12   Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 76 13
7 15   Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 74 12
8 17   Jo Schlesser Inter-Autocourse Cooper-Climax 73 14
9 14   André Pilette Equipe Nationale Belge Emeryson-Maserati 72 16
10 8   John Surtees Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax 60 3
11 11   Renato Pirocchi
  Lorenzo Bandini
Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 47 15
Ret 6   Tony Marsh Tony Marsh BRM-Climax 50 Engine 7
Ret 16   Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax 36 Engine 6
Ret 9   Roy Salvadori Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax 10 Accident 5
Ret 18   Ernesto Prinoth Scuderia Dolomiti Lotus-Climax 6 Accident 9
DNS 10   Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati Engine in practice (11)
WD 8   Jackie Lewis H & L Motors Cooper-Climax -
WD 20   Alan Markelson Alan Markelson Lister-Alfa Romeo No car -
  • Porsche System Engineering entered a second car, given #3, but withdrew the entry.

ReferencesEdit

  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Race results at www.silhouet.com[1]
  1. ^ a b c "1961 Non-World Championship Grands Prix – III Flugplatzrennen". silhouet.com. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  2. ^ a b "1961 – V Flugplatzrennen". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  3. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp.52-53.


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