Legends Of The Sport
Formula 1 Print 1961 - Stirling Moss racing a Lotus-Climax 18 at the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo
Stirling Moss (GBR) racing a Lotus-Climax 18 during the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo on May 29. Moss started slowly but eventually won the race for the second consecutive year with a time of 1.39.1, after qualifying in pole position. Moss also shared the fastest lap with Richie Ginther (USA).
The 1961 Formula One season was the 12th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1961 World Championship of Drivers and the 1961 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers, which were contested concurrently from 14 May to 8 October over an eight race series. The season also included numerous non-championship races for Formula One cars.
Phil Hill of Ferrari won his only Drivers' Championship after his team mate and rival Wolfgang von Trips was killed at the Italian Grand Prix, the penultimate race of the season. Ferrari won its first F1 manufacturers' title.