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Event: 24 H du Mans, Championnat du Monde de la Voiture de SportDate: 11.6.1961
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans (France), 13.461 kmsOrganiser: Automobile Club de l'Ouest

Le Mans 24 Hours

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:10/6 16:00
Grid:Le Mans start
Distance:24 hours
Attendance:unknown
Entered:65
Practiced:60
Qualified:55
Started:55
Finished:22
Classified:22
Classes:
Sports 3000
Sports 2500
Sports 2000
Sports 1000
Sports 850
Grand Touring 4000
Grand Touring 3000
Grand Touring 2000
Grand Touring 1600
Grand Touring 1300
Pre-race sessions:
2 practice sessions held for a total of 540 minutes on 7-8/6
Winners:
Overall:10Ferrari 250 TRI/61Gendebien / Hill
Sports 2000:33Porsche 718 RS 61Holbert / Gregory
Sports 850:60Fiat-Abarth 850 SHulme / Hyslop
Grand Touring 3000:14Ferrari 250 GT SWBNoblet / Guichet
Grand Touring 2000:28AC Ace BristolAlexandrovitch / Magne
Grand Touring 1600:36Porsche 356B Carrera Abarth GTLLinge / Pon
Grand Touring 1300:38Lotus EliteAllen / Taylor
Fastest Laps:
Overall:17Ferrari 250 TRI/61Ricardo Rodriguez (MEX)3:59.900201.999 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Ferrari (11), D.B. (6), Porsche (5), Lotus (5), Fiat-Abarth (5), Aston Martin (5)
Top engines by numbers:Ferrari (11), Climax (6), Panhard (6), Porsche (5), Fiat (5), Aston Martin (5)
Top car types by numbers:Ferrari 250 GT (7), Lotus Elite (5), Fiat-Abarth 700 S (4)
Driver nationalities:F (29), GB (27), USA (18), I (9), B (6), CH (3), D (3), AUS (3), NZ (3), MEX (2), NL (2), ZA (2)
Most used colours:red (24%), blue (22%), green (17%), white (14%), silver (13%)
Engine positions:front-engined (70%), mid-engined (20%), rear-engined (10%)
Average engine size:1934 cc
Oldest known drivers:Briggs Cunningham (54), Jack Fairman (48), Edgar Barth (44)
Youngest known drivers:Ricardo Rodriguez (19), Pedro Rodriguez (21), Graham Hill (22)

Official Race Programme:

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