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The 1961 Rand Grand Prix was a non-championship race, held on December 9, 1961 at the brand new Kyalami Raceway Park. The race was run to South African rules, which included Formula One cars, but also allowed full-bodied sports cars that met the engine and weight regulations. The race was won by Jim Clark in a Lotus, who took the pole and led from start to finish. Teammate Trevor Taylor finished less than a second behind Clark, and Jo Bonnier took third in a Porsche.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1961 Rand Grand Prix is outlined below, arranged by car number:

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
3 South Africa Syd van der Vyver South Africa Privateer Lotus 18 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
4 West Germany Edgar Barth West Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 718 Porsche 547/6 F4 1.5 D
5 Sweden Jo Bonnier West Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 718 Porsche 547/6 F4 1.5 D
6 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse South Africa Scuderia Alfa Heron Special Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5  ?
8 South Africa Tony Maggs United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
9 South Africa Bruce Johnstone United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T56 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
10 South Africa Neville Lederle South Africa Privateer Lotus 18 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
11 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love South Africa A.H. Pillman LDS Mk1 Porsche 547/6 F4 1.5  ?
12 South Africa Doug Serrurier South Africa Scuderia Lupini Cooper T51 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5  ?
14 South Africa Don Philp South Africa Privateer Quodra 1 Climax FPF L4 1.5  ?
15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Privateer LDS Mk1 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5 D
16 South Africa Helmut Menzler South Africa Ecurie Wolman Lotus 18 Borgward 1500 RS L4 1.5  ?
17 South Africa Jack Holme South Africa Privateer Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 1.5  ?
18 South Africa Clive Trundell South Africa Privateer Cooper T52 Climax FPF L4 1.5  ?
19 South Africa Bruce Jennings South Africa Privateer Jennings Mk1 Porsche 547/6 F4 1.5  ?
20 South Africa Fanie Viljoen South Africa G.E. Mennie LDS Mk1 Climax FPF L4 1.5  ?
21 South Africa Adrian Pheiffer South Africa Privateer Cooper T52 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5  ?
22 South Africa Bob van Niekerk South Africa Privateer Lotus 18 Ford 109E L4 1.5  ?
23 South Africa Bernard Podmore South Africa Privateer Lotus 18 Ford 109E L4 1.5  ?
24 South Africa John Guthrie South Africa Ecurie Rhodes Cooper T51 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5  ?
25 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk South Africa Privateer Cooper T52 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
26 South Africa Gene Bosman South Africa Scuderia Alfa Lotus 15 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5  ?
27 South Africa Dawie Gous South Africa Privateer Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 F4 1.5  ?
28 South Africa Bill Dunlop South Africa Privateer Cooper T45 Alfa Romeo Giulietta L4 1.5  ?
29 South Africa Rauten Hartmann South Africa Privateer Netuar Mk1 Peugeot L6 1.5  ?

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1961 Rand Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 1:38.5
2 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 1:38.8 +0.3s
3 6 United States Masten Gregory Lotus-Climax 1:38.9 +0.4s
4* 5 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche 1:39.8 +1.3s
5 8 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 1:40.5 +2.0s
6 3 South Africa Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Alfa Romeo 1:40.8 +2.3s
7 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Heron-Alfa Romeo 1:41.1 +2.6s
8 9 South Africa Bruce Johnstone Cooper-Climax 1:41.3 +2.8s
9 4 West Germany Edgar Barth Porsche N/A
10 16 South Africa Helmut Menzler Lotus-Borgward 1:43.7 +5.2s
11 14 South Africa Don Philp Quodra-Climax 1:44.1 +5.6s
12 21 South Africa Adrian Pheiffer Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:44.8 +6.3s
13 22 South Africa Bob van Niekerk Lotus-Ford 1:46.8 +8.3s
14 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 1:47.5 +9.0s
15 12 South Africa Doug Serrurier Cooper-Maserati 1:48.4 +9.9s
16 20 South Africa Fanie Viljoen LDS-Climax 1:48.5 +10.0s
17 24 South Africa John Guthrie Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:48.5 +10.0s
18 25 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Ford N/A
19 19 South Africa Bruce Jennings Jennings-Porsche 1:48.5 +10.0s
20 26 South Africa Gene Bosman Lotus-Alfa Romeo 1:48.7 +10.2s
21 23 South Africa Bernard Podmore Lotus-Ford 1:49.4 +10.9s
22 17 South Africa Jack Holme Lotus-Climax 1:49.7 +11.2s
23 28 South Africa Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo 1:50.3 +11.8s
24 29 South Africa Rauten Hartmann Netuar-Peugeot 1:52.1 +13.6s
25 18 South Africa Clive Trundell Cooper-Climax 1:52.1 +13.6s
DNA 10 South Africa Neville Lederle Lotus-Ford Did not arrive
DNA 11 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love LDS-Porsche Did not arrive
DNA 27 South Africa Dawie Gous Porsche Did not arrive
  • *Bonnier was on a warm-up lap before the race has started, but he finished half a lap at the start.
  • Pheiffer was unable to take the start.

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
Jim Clark 2 ______________
Trevor Taylor 3
Masten Gregory
______________
4 ______________
Jo Bonnier 5
Tony Maggs
______________
6 ______________
Syd van der Vyver 7 ______________
Ernie Pieterse 8
Bruce Johnstone
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9 ______________
Edgar Barth 10
Helmut Menzler
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11 ______________
Don Philp 12 ______________
13
Bob van Niekerk
______________
14 ______________
Sam Tingle 15
Doug Serrurier
______________
16 ______________
Fanie Viljoen 17 ______________
John Guthrie 18
Trevor Blokdyk
______________
19 ______________
Bruce Jennings 20
Gene Bosman
______________
21 ______________
Bernard Podmore 22 ______________
Jack Holme 23
Bill Dunlop
______________
24 ______________
Rauten Hartmann 25
Clive Trundell



RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1961 Rand Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 75 2:06:26.27 1
2 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 75 +0.14s 2
3 5 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche 75 +23.16s 4
4 4 West Germany Edgar Barth Porsche 74 +1 lap 9
5 9 South Africa Bruce Johnstone Cooper-Climax 73 +2 laps 8
6 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Heron-Alfa Romeo 72 +3 laps 7
7 3 South Africa Syd van der Vyver Lotus-Alfa Romeo 72 +3 laps 6
8 20 South Africa Fanie Viljoen LDS-Climax 70 +5 laps 16
9 22 South Africa Bob van Niekerk Lotus-Ford 70 +5 laps 13
10 12 South Africa Doug Serrurier Cooper-Maserati 69 +6 laps 15
11 19 South Africa Bruce Jennings Jennings-Porsche 67 +8 laps 19
Ret 6 United States Masten Gregory Lotus-Climax 42 Overheating 3
Ret 15 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 35 Gearbox 14
Ret 23 South Africa Bernard Podmore Lotus-Ford 25 Accident 21
Ret 16 South Africa Helmut Menzler Lotus-Borgward 24 Overheating 10
Ret 24 South Africa John Guthrie Cooper-Alfa Romeo 18 Water pipe 17
Ret 8 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 14 Overheating 5
Ret 28 South Africa Bill Dunlop Cooper-Alfa Romeo 14 Engine 23
Ret 14 South Africa Don Philp Quodra-Climax 11 Overheating 11
Ret 29 South Africa Rauten Hartmann Netuar-Peugeot 11 Engine 24
Ret 26 South Africa Gene Bosman Lotus-Alfa Romeo 7 Engine 20
Ret 17 South Africa Jack Holme Lotus-Climax 5 Accident 22
Ret 25 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Ford 5 Accident 18
Ret 18 South Africa Clive Trundell Cooper-Climax 2 Puncture 25
DNS 21 South Africa Adrian Pheiffer Cooper-Alfa Romeo Engine
DNA 10 South Africa Neville Lederle Lotus-Ford
DNA 11 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love LDS-Porsche
DNA 27 South Africa Dawie Gous Porsche

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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