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1961/1962 race reports

Post by Jacob » 3 months ago

Hello guys,

I am looking for race reports of the 1961 and the 1962 F1 season. Motor Sport is online available, but I want to see what others wrote.

And do you also know photographers/archives that covered those two seasons? (Other than the usual suspects LAT, Cahier, McKlein & Revs)

Thanks in advance
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Jacob wrote:
3 months ago
Hello guys,

I am looking for race reports of the 1961 and the 1962 F1 season. Motor Sport is online available, but I want to see what others wrote.

And do you also know photographers/archives that covered those two seasons? (Other than the usual suspects LAT, Cahier, McKlein & Revs)

Thanks in advance
Grandprix.com have an archive section with race reports from every Grand Prix held.

Try this link to access the archive.
https://www.grandprix.com/race-archives

I have to say I have not used it for a few years but it always used to be very good.

Edit: I just picked the 1950 British GP from the list of links and it works ok, albeit the early races are a much shorter race report. The reports get more detailed as time progressed. It does give full results as well.
https://www.grandprix.com/races/british-gp-1950.html

You mentioned 1961.... here is the report from the first race that year at Monaco. It gives some detail of practice as well....
https://www.grandprix.com/races/monaco-gp-1961.html
Monaco GP 1961

MAY 14, 1961

Monaco GP, 1961
The 1961 World Championship - with its new 1.5-liter formula - did not start until mid May. Cooper retained the 1960 driver lineup of Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren while Ferrari stayed with Ritchie Ginther, Phil Hill and Wolfgang Von Trips. Jo Bonnier and Dan Gurney had transferred from BRM to the Porsche F1 team with Hans Herrmann, while BRP had lost Tony Brooks to BRM and Olivier Gendebien to the new Equipe Nationale Belge which had a pair of Emeryson-Maseratis. John Surtees had transferred from Team Lotus to drive a Reg Parnell Racing Cooper.

Practice saw Jim Clark crash his Lotus heavily at Ste Devote and Lotus's woes continued when Innes Ireland crashed in the tunnel during the final session, destroying his car and breaking his leg. Moss took pole in his Rob Walker Lotus with Ginther's Ferrari and Clark's Lotus sharing the front row. Graham and Phil Hill shared the second row.

At the start Ginther took the lead from Clark and Moss but Jimmy soon had to pit with fuel pump problems and so Bonnier and Gurney took third and fourth in their Porsches.

On lap 14 both Moss and Bonnier were able to pass Ginther and 10 laps later Phil Hill passed both his team mate and Bonnier to move into second but there was no way he was going to catch Moss, who was driving one of the greatest races of his illustrious career. Towards mid-distance Ginther fought back, passing Hill for second and chasing after Moss, closing the gap to just three seconds. Moss responded and won a magnificent victory despite an enormous power disadvantage. Hill finished third and Von Trips was classified fourth despite crashing on the last lap.

POS NO DRIVER ENTRANT LAPS TIME/RETIREMENT QUAL POS
1 20 Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax 18 100 2h45m50.100s 1
2 36 Richie Ginther Ferrari 156 100 2h45m53.700s 2
3 38 Phil Hill Ferrari 156 100 2h46m31.400s 5
4r 40 Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari 156 98 Engine/ Accident 6
5 4 Dan Gurney Porsche 718 98 10
6 26 Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax T55 95 7
7 42 Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Maserati T51 95 15
8 32 Cliff Allison Lotus-Climax 18 93 14
9 6 Hans Herrmann Porsche 718 91 12
10 28 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 21 89 3
11r 22 John Surtees Cooper-Climax T53 68 Fuel Pump 11
12r 2 Jo Bonnier Porsche 787 59 Fuel Injection Pump Drive 9
13r 16 Tony Brooks BRM-Climax P48/57 54 Engine 8
r 8 Michel May Lotus-Climax 18 42 Gearbox 13
r 24 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax T55 38 Misfire 16
r 18 Graham Hill BRM-Climax P48/57 11 Fuel Pump 4
ns 30 Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 21 Accident/ Injury 17
nq 14 Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax T53 18
nq 10 Lucien Bianchi Emeryson-Maserati (61) 19
nq 34 Henry Taylor Lotus-Climax 18 20
nq 12 Olivier Gendebien Emeryson-Maserati (61) 21

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Post by Jacob » 3 months ago

Thank you, but I was more looking for period race reports.
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Post by PTRACER » 3 months ago

If you want to buy old Autosport magazines, that is another option (unfortunately no one posts them online and Autosport.com haven't made digital versions)

But you could try the digital versions of Autocourse books, written at the end of each season. I haven't downloaded them myself, but this is at a great price of £0.00 :wink:
https://www.iconpublishinglimited.com/p ... 1-62-ebook
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