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1961 Aintree F1

BARC 200

Saturday, April 22, 1961
Fastest Lap:
Brabham, 2m15.0
1961 season:

The Aintree ''200" for Formula One cars received a predominantly British entry and in fact all the cars were British. This fact, added to the miserable northern weather, gave no incentive for Liverpudlians to leave their TV sets as the race was televised by the BBC and the admission prices at Aintree for a family could buy a TV licence. The works Lotus cars were still last year's models and getting decidedly tired, but Brahham had a new Cooper which was slightly lower and slimmer than the 1960 model but otherwise little altered. The remainder of the field consisted of the usual Lotus and Cooper mixture with the addition of the two works BRMs for Hill and Brooks, the Equipe National Belge Emerysons for Lucien Bianchi and Andre Pilette, and Keith Greene in his Len Terry-designed Gilby-Climax.