The 8th Gold Cup was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 23 September 1961 at Oulton Park, England. The race was run over 60 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Stirling Moss in a Ferguson P99.
|1961 International Gold Cup|
|Non-championship race in the 1961 Formula One season|
|Date||23 September 1961|
|Official name||VIII Gold Cup|
|Location||Oulton Park, Cheshire|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.4434 km (2.761 miles)|
|Distance||60 laps, 266.6 km (165.66 miles)|
This was the only time a Formula One race has been won by a four-wheel drive car, the damp conditions proving ideal for the car's extra traction.
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