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1961 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1961 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 29th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on June 10 and 11 1961. It was also the 4th round of the World Sportscar Championship.

Official resultsEdit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 S
3.0
10 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Olivier Gendebien
USAflagsmall Phil Hill
Ferrari 250 TRI/61 Ferrari 3.0L V12 333
2 S
3.0
11 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Willy Mairesse
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mike Parkes
Ferrari 250 TRI/61 Ferrari 3.0L V12 330
3 GT
3.0
14 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Pierre Noblet 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Pierre Noblet
22px-Flag of France Jean Guichet
Ferrari 250GT SWB Ferrari 3.0L V12 317
4 S
3.0
7 USAflagsmall Briggs Cunningham USAflagsmall Augie Pabst
USAflagsmall Richard Thompson
Maserati Tipo 63 Maserati 3.0L V12 311
5 S
2.0
33 Flag of Germany Porsche System Engineering USAflagsmall Masten Gregory
USAflagsmall Bob Holbert
Porsche 718/4 RS Spyder Porsche 2.0L Flat-4 309
6 GT
3.0
20 USAflagsmall North American Racing Team (NART)
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Equipe Nationale Belge
USAflagsmall Bob Grossman
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) André Pilette
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Ferrari 3.0L V12 309
7 S
2.0
32 Flag of Germany Porsche System Engineering Flag of Germany Edgar Barth
Flag of Germany Hans Herrmann
Porsche 718/4 RS Coupe Porsche 1.6L Flat-4 306
8 S
2.0
24 USAflagsmall Briggs Cunningham USAflagsmall Briggs Cunningham
USAflagsmall William Kimberley
Maserati Tipo 60 Maserati 2.0L I4 303
9 S
2.0
26 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Standard Triumph 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Bolton
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Keith Ballisat
Triumph TR4S Triumph 2.0L I4 284
10 S
1.6
36 Flag of Germany Porsche System Engineering Flag of Germany Herbert Linge
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Ben Pon
Porsche 356B Abarth GTL Porsche 1.6L Flat-4 284
11 S
2.0
27 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Standard Triumph 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Les Leston
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Rob Slotemaker
Triumph TR4S Triumph 2.0L I4 279
12 GT
1.3
38 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus Engineering 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom William E.J. Allen
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Trevor Taylor
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1.2L I4 268
13 GT
1.3
40 22px-Flag of France Ecurie Edger 22px-Flag of France Bernard Kosselek
22px-Flag of France Pierre Messenez
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1.2L I4 267
14 S
850
60 22px-Flag of Italy Abarth & Cie 25px-Newzealandflag Denny Hulme
25px-Newzealandflag Angus Hyslop
Fiat-Abarth 850S Fiat 0.8L I4 263
15 S
2.0
25 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Standard Triumph 22px-Flag of France Marcel Becquart
USAflagsmall Michael Rotschild
Triumph TR4S Triumph 2.0L I4 262
16 GT
1.6
34 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Sunbeam Talbot 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Harper
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Procter
Sunbeam Alpine Harrington Sunbeam 1.6L I4 261
17 GT
2.0
28 22px-Flag of France Equipe Chardonnet 22px-Flag of France Jean-Claude Magne
22px-Flag of France Georges Alexandrovitch
AC Ace Bristol 2.0L I6 261
18 S
850
53 22px-Flag of France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 22px-Flag of France Gérard Laureau
22px-Flag of France Robert Bouharde
DB HBR 4 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 257
19 S
850
45 22px-Flag of France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 22px-Flag of France André Moynet
22px-Flag of France Jean-Claude Vidilles
DB HBR 5 Coupe Panhard 0.8L Flat-2 243
20 S
850
48 22px-Flag of France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 22px-Flag of France André Guilhaudin
22px-Flag of France Jean-François Jaeger
DB HBR 5 Panhard 0.8L Flat-2 243
21 S
850
47 22px-Flag of France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 22px-Flag of France Edgar Rollin
22px-Flag of France René Bartholoni
DB HBR 5 Panhard 0.8L Flat-2 239
22 S
850
52 22px-Flag of France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 22px-Flag of France Jean-Claude Caillaud
22px-Flag of France Robert Mougin
DB HBR 5 Panhard 0.8L Flat-2 237

Did Not FinishEdit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
23 GT
4.0
1 22px-Flag of France Jean Kerguen 22px-Flag of France Jean Kerguen
22px-Flag of France Jacques Dewes
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Aston Martin 3.7L I6 286
24 S
850
55 22px-Flag of Italy Abarth & Cie 22px-Flag of France Paul Condriller
20px-Flag of Switzerland Carl Foitek
Fiat-Abarth 700S Fiat 0.7L I4 255
25 S
3.0
17 USAflagsmall North American Racing Team (NART) 25px-Mexicoflag Pedro Rodríguez
25px-Mexicoflag Ricardo Rodríguez
Ferrari 250 TRI/61 Ferrari 3.0L V12 305
26 S
2.0
30 Flag of Germany Porsche System Engineering 22px-Flag of Sweden Jo Bonnier
USAflagsmall Dan Gurney
Porsche 718/4 RS Coupe Porsche 1.7L Flat-4 262
27 S
1.6
37 22px-Flag of France Auguste Veuillet 22px-Flag of France Pierre Monneret
22px-Flag of France Robert Buchet
Porsche 356B Abarth GTL Porsche 1.6L Flat-4 261
28 GT
3.0
21 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ecurie Chiltern 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Bekaert
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Richard Stoop
Austin-Healey 3000 BMC 2.9L I6 254
29 S
850
54 22px-Flag of France Roger Masson 22px-Flag of France Roger Masson
22px-Flag of France Paul Armagnac
DB HBR 4 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 208
30 GT
1.3
39 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus Engineering 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Wyllie
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Buxton
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1.2L I4 193
31 S
3.0
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Essex Racing Stable 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
Flag of South Africasmall Tony Maggs
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Aston Martin 3.0L I6 243
32 S
2.5
23 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari Flag of Germany Wolfgang von Trips
USAflagsmall Richie Ginther
Ferrari Dino 246SP Ferrari 2.4L V6 231
33 S
3.0
12 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari 22px-Flag of France Fernand Tavano
22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Baghetti
Ferrari 250 GT/TR SWB Ferrari 3.0L V12 163
34 GT
3.0
16 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Serenissima 22px-Flag of France Maurice Trintignant
22px-Flag of Italy Carlo Maria Abate
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Ferrari 3.0L V12 162
35 S
1.0
43 USAflagsmall North American Racing Team (NART) USAflagsmall David Cunningham
USAflagsmall Ed Hugus
O.S.C.A. Sport 1000 O.S.C.A. 1.0L I4 125
36 S
850
56 22px-Flag of Italy Abarth & Cie 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Bassi
22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Rigamonti
Fiat-Abarth 700S Fiat 0.7L I4 111
37 GT
1.3
35 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Sunbeam Talbot 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Jopp
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Paddy Hopkirk
Sunbeam Alpine Sunbeam 1.6L I4 130
38 S
850
8 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Serenissima 22px-Flag of France Piero Frescobaldi
22px-Flag of Italy Raffaele Cammarota
Fiat-Abarth 700S Fiat 0.7L I4 124
39 S
3.0
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Border Reivers 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ron Flockhart
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Aston Martin 3.0L I6 132
40 GT
2.0
29 22px-Flag of France Ecurie Lausannoise 20px-Flag of Switzerland André Wicky
20px-Flag of Switzerland Edgar Berney
AC Ace Bristol 2.0L I6 115
41 S
850
51 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom UDT / Laystall Racing Team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cliff Allison
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mike McKee
Lotus Elise Mk14 Coventry Climax 0.7L I4 102
42 GT
3.0
18 USAflagsmall North American Racing Team
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Stirling Moss
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Graham Hill
Ferrari 250GT SWB Ferrari 3.0L V12 121
43 GT
1.3
41 22px-Flag of France Ecurie Los Amigos 22px-Flag of France Jean-François Malle
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Robin Carnegie
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1.2L I4 86
44 S
850
50 22px-Flag of Italy Automobiles O.S.C.A. 22px-Flag of France Jean Laroche
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Colin Davis
O.S.C.A. Sport 750 O.S.C.A. 0.7L I4 85
45 S
1.0
42 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Donald Healey Motor Company USAflagsmall John K. Colgate Jr.
25px-AustraliaFLAG Paul Hawkins
Austin-Healey Sprite Sebring BMC 1.0L I4 64
46 GT
3.0
19 USAflagsmall North American Racing Team (NART) USAflagsmall George Arents
USAflagsmall George Reed
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Ferrari 3.0L V12 76
47 GT
3.0
15 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Ecurie Francorchamps 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Lucien Bianchi
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Georges Berger
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Ferrari 3.0L V12 60
48 S
3.0
9 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Serenissima 22px-Flag of Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
22px-Flag of Italy Nino Vaccarella
Maserati Tipo 63 Maserati 3.0L V12 53
49 S
1.0
46 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ninian Sanderson
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Alan McKay
Austin-Healey Sprite Sebring BMC 1.0L I4 40
50 S
3.0
6 USAflagsmall Briggs Cunningham USAflagsmall Walt Hansgen
25px-Newzealandflag Bruce McLaren
Maserati Tipo 63 Maserati 3.0L V12 31
51 S
2.5
22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Tom Dickson
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Bruce Halford
Cooper T57 Monaco Mk.II Coventry Climax 3.0L I4 32
52 GT
4.0
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Essex Racing Stable 25px-AustraliaFLAG Lex Davison
25px-AustraliaFLAG Bib Stillwell
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Aston Martin 3.7L I6 25
53 GT
4.0
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Essex Racing Stable 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Fairman
22px-Flag of France Bernard Consten
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Aston Martin 3.7L I6 22
54 S
2.0
58 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ted Lund 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ted Lund
Flag of South Africasmall Bob Olthoff
MG MGA Coupé MG 1.8L I4 14
55 S
850
49 22px-Flag of Italy Abarth & Cie 22px-Flag of Italy Teodoro Zeccoli
22px-Flag of France Jean Vinatier
Fiat-Abarth 700S Spyder Fiat 0.7L I4 15

StatisticsEdit

  • Fastest Lap - #17 North American Racing Team (NART) - 3:59.09
  • Distance - 4476.58 km
  • Average Speed - 186.527 km/h

Trophy WinnersEdit

  • Index of Performance - #53 Autombiles Deutsch et Bonnet
  • Index of Thermal Efficiency - #34 Sunbeam Talbot
24 Hours of Le Mans seasons

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19501951195219531954195519561957195819591960196119621963196419651966196719681969
19701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989
19901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
20102011201220132014


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