1961 Vienna Grand Prix

The 2nd Vienna Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 16 April 1961 at Aspern Circuit. The race was run over 55 laps of the circuit, and was won comfortably by British driver Stirling Moss in a Lotus 18.

1961 Vienna Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Race details
Date 16 April 1961
Official name II Grosser Preis von Wien
Location Aspern
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.926 km (1.818 miles)
Distance 55 laps, 160.934 km (100 miles)
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:13.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax
Time 1:12.2
First Lotus-Climax
Second Lotus-Climax
Third Lotus-Climax


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   Stirling Moss Rob Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax 1.10:01.6 1
2   Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax + 51.4 s 6
3   Ernesto Prinoth Scuderia Dolomiti Lotus-Climax 54 laps 7
4   Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Cooper-Climax 53 laps 8
5   Menato Boffa Menato Boffa Cooper-Climax 41 laps 4
6   Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 34 laps 5
7   Ronald Wrenn Team Salvatore Evangelista Hume-Cooper-Climax 31 laps 9
8   Shane Summers Terry Bartram Cooper-Climax 23 laps - Suspension 2
Ret   Gerry Ashmore Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Rear brakes 3
WD   Jo Schlesser Inter-Autocourse Cooper-Climax Car not ready -
WD   Jo Bonnier Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax Car not ready -
WD   Giuseppe Maugeri Giuseppe Maugeri Cooper-Climax Car not delivered -
WD   "Wal Ever" "Wal Ever" Cooper-O.S.C.A. Car not ready -


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

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