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The 9th London Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 22 May 1961 at Crystal Palace Circuit. The race was run over 37 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Roy Salvadori in a Cooper T53.

1961 London Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Race details
Date 22 May 1961
Official name IX London Trophy
Location Crystal Palace
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.227 km (1.384 mi)
Distance 37 laps, 82.4 km (51.2 mi)
Pole position
Driver Cooper-Climax
Time 59.0
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Roy Salvadori / Henry Taylor Cooper-Climax / Lotus-Climax
Time 59.6
First Cooper-Climax
Second Lotus-Climax
Third Lotus-Climax

This race was run on the same day as the World Championship 1961 Dutch Grand Prix, but since entry to that event was by invitation only, many regular Formula One drivers were attracted to Crystal Palace.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Roy Salvadori Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax 37:22.8 1
2   Henry Taylor UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax + 8.0 s 2
3   Tony Marsh Tony Marsh Lotus-Climax + 29.8 s 5
4   Shane Summers Terry Bartram Cooper-Climax 36 laps 7
5   Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax 36 laps 6
6   John Campbell-Jones John Campbell-Jones Cooper-Climax 35 laps 9
7   Jackie Lewis H & L Motors Cooper-Climax 35 laps 3
8   Cliff Allison UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 35 laps 4
9   Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax 34 laps 13
10   Alan Trow Alan Trow (Motor Cycles) Cooper-Climax 34 laps 10
11   John Langton Team Salvatore Evangelista Hume-Cooper-Climax 33 laps 11
Ret   Giuseppe Maugeri Giuseppe Maugeri Cooper-Climax Accident 12
Ret   Klaas Twisk Tulip Stable Cooper-Climax Engine 14
DNS   Graham Eden Graham Eden Cooper-Climax Engine in practice (8)
WD   George Morgan Tommy Atkins Cooper-Climax -
WD   Mauro Bianchi Equipe Nationale Belge Emeryson-Maserati Car not ready -
WD   Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Gilby-Climax Car not ready -


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

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