U.S. ForMUlA 1 grAnd prix winS
Thanks to the Indy 500’s quirky inclusion in
the Formula 1 World Championship from
1950-’ 60, you can argue that America has
33 points-paying F1 wins to its name. But
in terms of genuine grand prix victories,
the total is 22. And here they all are...
1;1960 Italy Phil;Hill (Ferrari 246)
4;1962 France Dan;Gurney;(Porsche 804)
7 1965 MexIco Richie;Ginther;(Honda RA272)
8 1967 BelgIuM Dan;Gurney;(Eagle T1G-Weslake)
2 1961 BelgIuM Phil;Hill;(Ferrari 156)
1971 South aFrIca
3 1961 Italy Phil;Hill;(Ferrari 156)
Hill’s 1960 Monza win was the first for an American driver
in the Formula 1 World Championship, a decade after its
inception. It was also the last win for a front-engined car. He
added two more for Ferrari in ’ 61, his title-clinching season.
his ’ 64 wins were the
first (of 35 in total) for
the fledgling Brabham
team, but erratic
reliability left him a
lowly sixth in points.
A faultless performance by Ginther, aided by
Honda’s high-altitude testing paying dividends,
gave the Japanese marque its first GP win.
Dan Gurney’s first grand prix win was also the
first and last for Porsche as a constructor.
The first of Mario’s 12
F1 GP wins. Running a
part-season for Ferrari,
he started fourth and
let the race come to
him as attrition
thinned the field.
Dan’s defining GP win – his own beautiful Eagle
at stunning, daunting Spa-Francorchamps.
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5 1964 France Dan;Gurney (Brabham BT7-Climax)