1961 International Gold Cup

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
Race details
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)
Pole position
Driver Cooper-Climax
Time 1:44.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Ferguson-Climax
Time 1:46.4
First Ferguson-Climax
Second Cooper-Climax
Third Cooper-Climax

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.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Stirling Moss Rob Walker Racing Team Ferguson-Climax 1.51:53.8 2
2   Jack Brabham Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax + 46.0 s 6
3   Bruce McLaren Tommy Atkins Cooper-Climax + 53.6 s 1
4   Tony Brooks Owen Racing Organisation BRM + 56.8 s 5
5   Masten Gregory UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 58 laps 8
6   Ian Burgess Ian Burgess Cooper-Climax 57 laps 16
7   Tony Marsh Tony Marsh BRM 56 laps 9
8   Henry Taylor UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 56 laps 12
9   Brian Naylor JBW Car Co. JBW-Climax 56 laps 15
10   Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax 56 laps 18
11   David Piper Gilby Engineering Gilby-Climax 55 laps 14
12   Chris Summers Ansty Garage Cooper-Climax 54 laps 20
Ret   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Exhaust 13
Ret   Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM Valve 3
Ret   John Surtees Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax Magneto 7
Ret   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Rear suspension 4
Ret   Innes Ireland Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Engine 10
Ret   Chris Ashmore Dennis Taylor Cooper-Climax Gearbox 23
Ret   Roy Salvadori Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax Gearbox 11
Ret   Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax Front suspension 22
Ret   Jack Lewis H & L Motors Cooper-Climax Puncture 17
Ret   Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Fuel pump 21
Ret   Graham Eden Graham Eden Cooper-Climax Accident 19
DNS   Jack Fairman Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax Practiced unofficially -
WD   Jo Bonnier Porsche System Engineering Porsche -
WD   Dan Gurney Porsche System Engineering Porsche -
WD   John Campbell-Jones John Campbell-Jones Cooper-Climax Driver injured -
WD   Michael May Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax No car -
DNA   Roger Revol Roger Revol BRM-Climax -


  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.

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