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Event: Grand Prix for Sports Cars RiversideDate: 15.10.1961
Track: Riverside International Raceway (United States), 5.271 kmsOrganiser: California Sports Cars Club & SCCA

Grand Prix Riverside 200 Miles

Weather:unknown
Start time:14:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:200 miles
Attendance:133100
Entered:67
Practiced:59
Started:33
Finished:17
Classified:19
Classes:
Sports over 2000
Sports under 2000
Pre-race sessions:
qualifying sessions held on 13/10
top 27 grid positions out of 33 were based on qualifying (at least 9 under 2-litre cars among them), remaining 6 positions were based on 10-laps consolation race on 12:30 (4 over 2-litre and 2 under 2-litre)
Winners:
Overall:4Cooper Monaco T57 ClimaxJack Brabham
Sports under 2000:10Lotus 19 Monte Carlo ClimaxOlivier Gendebien
Leaders:
laps 1-27:7Lotus 19 ClimaxStirling Moss
laps 28-30:4Cooper Monaco T61 ClimaxJack Brabham
laps 31-60:6Cooper Monaco T61 ClimaxBruce McLaren
laps 61-62:4Cooper Monaco T61 ClimaxJack Brabham
Fastest Laps:
Overall:6Cooper Monaco T57 ClimaxBruce McLaren (NZ)2:01.000lap 59
Pole Positions:
Overall:4Cooper Monaco T57 ClimaxJack Brabham156.776 km/h
Sports under 2000:10Lotus 19 Monte Carlo ClimaxOlivier Gendebien
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Maserati (7), Cooper (6), Porsche (5), Lotus (4), Ferrari (3)
Top engines by numbers:Climax (9), Maserati (7), Porsche (6), Chevrolet (5), Ferrari (3)
Top car types by numbers:Cooper Monaco (6), Lotus 19 (4), Maserati Tipo 61 (4)
Driver nationalities:USA (28), GB (2)
Most used colours:white (34%), red (22%), silver (9%), green (9%), blue (8%), yellow (6%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (58%), front-engined (42%)
Oldest known drivers:George Constantine (43), Ken Miles (43), Walt Hansgen (42)
Youngest known drivers:Peter Ryan (19), Bruce McLaren (24), Roger Penske (24)

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