1961 Silver City Trophy

The sixth Silver City Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 3 June 1961 at Brands Hatch Circuit. The race was run over 76 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Stirling Moss in a Lotus 18/21.

1961 Silver City Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Brands Hatch 1960-1975.svg
Race details
Date 3 June 1961
Official name Silver City Trophy
Location Brands Hatch
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.265 km (2.65 miles)
Distance 76 laps, 311.345 km (201.4 miles)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:42.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
Time 1:42.0
First Lotus-Climax
Second Lotus-Climax
Third BRM-Climax

The race was overshadowed by a fatal accident during qualifying when Shane Summers crashed his Cooper T53 into the concrete entrance to the paddock road tunnel.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Stirling Moss UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 2.11:40.6 1
2   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 10.0 s 3
3   Tony Brooks Owen Racing Organisation BRM-Climax + 1:27.8 s 5
4   Roy Salvadori Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax 75 laps 6
5   Dan Gurney Louise Bryden-Brown Lotus-Climax 74 laps 12
6   Tony Marsh Tony Marsh Lotus-Climax 71 laps 13
7   Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 71 laps 19
8   Henry Taylor UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 69 laps 10
9   Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 69 laps 11
10   Giuseppe Maugeri Giuseppe Maugeri Cooper-Climax 60 laps 22
11   Jo Bonnier UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax 57 laps 15
12   John Campbell-Jones John Campbell-Jones Cooper-Climax 57 laps 23
13   Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM-Climax 48 laps 4
Ret   Graham Eden Graham Eden Cooper-Climax Engine 17
Ret   John Surtees Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax Accident damage 2
Ret   Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Gilby-Climax Engine 24
Ret   Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax Accident 7
Ret   Jack Brabham Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax Cam follower 8
Ret   Jackie Lewis H & L Motors Cooper-Climax Ignition 9
Ret   Alan Trow Alan Trow (Motor Cycles) Cooper-Climax Engine 18
Ret   Michael May Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax Overheating 14
Ret   Brian Naylor JBW Car Co JBW-Maserati Overheating 20
Ret   Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax Gearbox 16
Ret   Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax Fuel feed 21
DNS   Shane Summers Terry Bartram Cooper-Climax Fatal accident in practice -
WD   Cliff Allison UDT-Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax Moss drove car -
WD   Bruce Halford Jim Diggory Lotus-Climax Car not ready -


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

Previous race:
1961 London Trophy
Formula One non-championship races
1961 season
Next race:
1961 Solitude Grand Prix
Previous race:
1960 Silver City Trophy
Silver City Trophy Next race: