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Event: Sebring 12-Hour Florida International Grand Prix of Endurance for the Alitalia CupDate: 25.3.1961
Track: Sebring (United States), 8.360 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Sebring 12 Hours

Weather:hot, dry
Start time:10:00
Grid:Le Mans start
Distance:12 hours
Attendance:40000
Entered:74
Practiced:67
Qualified:65
Started:65
Finished:40
Classified:37
Classes:PractStartClass
Sports 3000 - Class S-1211115
Sports 2500 - Class S-11431
Sports 2000 - Class S-10442
Sports 1600 - Class S-9653
Sports 1150 - Class S-7774
Sports 850 - Class S-5441
Grand Touring +3000 - Class GT-13/15873
Grand Touring 3000 - Class GT-11/12332
Grand Touring 2000 - Class GT-10886
Grand Touring 1600 - Class GT-9887
Grand Touring 1300 - Class GT-8553
Race notes:
Cars were ordered on the grid by race numbers.
Pre-race sessions:
3 practice sessions held for a total of 420 minutes on 22-23/3
Winners:
Overall:14Ferrari 250 TRI/61Hill / Gendebien
Sports 2500 - Class S-11:22Ferrari Dino 246 SHall / Constantine
Sports 2000 - Class S-10:37Ferrari Dino 246 S (196)Helburn / Hudson / Fulp
Sports 1600 - Class S-9:51Porsche 718 RS 61Holbert / Penske
Sports 1150 - Class S-7:64Lola Mk.1 ClimaxKurtz / Ripley
Sports 850 - Class S-5:71Osca S750Peck / Hoffman / Richardson
Grand Touring +3000 - Class GT-13/15:4Chevrolet CorvetteJohnson / Morgan
Grand Touring 3000 - Class GT-11/12:12Ferrari 250 GT SWBMcCluggage / Eager
Grand Touring 2000 - Class GT-10:32Arnolt Deluxe BristolGoldman / Durbin
Grand Touring 1600 - Class GT-9:44MGAFlaherty / Parkinson
Grand Touring 1300 - Class GT-8:58Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider VeloceDurant / Swanson
Fastest Laps:
Overall:23Maserati Tipo 61Stirling Moss (GB)3:13.200155.936 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Ferrari (13), Porsche (7), Maserati (6), Chevrolet (5), Alfa Romeo (5)
Top engines by numbers:Ferrari (13), Porsche (7), Maserati (6), Chevrolet (5), BMC (5), Bristol (5), Alfa Romeo (5)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 718 RS 61 (5), Chevrolet Corvette (5), Ferrari 250 TR (4), Sunbeam Alpine (4)
Driver nationalities:USA (113), GB (10), CDN (4), MEX (4), D (3), B (2)
Team nationalities:USA (48), GB (7), I (5), D (2)
Most used colours:red (30%), white (28%), blue (15%), silver (15%)
Engine positions:front-engined (82%), mid-engined (18%)
Average engine size:2146 cc
Oldest known drivers:Briggs Cunningham (54), Edgar Barth (44), John Fitch (44)
Youngest known drivers:Peter Ryan (19), Ricardo Rodriguez (19), Pedro Rodriguez (21)
Woman drivers:Allen Eager, Denise McCluggage, Peggy McClure

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - Sebring 12 Hours 1961Entry List - Sebring 12 Hours 1961Schedule of events is not available.Track map is not available.
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