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1961b FERRARI 156 (Shark Nose), SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS F1 cover signed KEITH GREENE
Motorsport Memorabilia 1961 Grand Prix commemorative cover

The UK manufacturers slow reaction to the new 1.5 litre formula gave Ferrari an advantage for the 1961 season, winning 5 races. Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips, each with 2 victories, closely competed for the title but a fatal accident to von Trips in the penultimate race gave Phil Hill the Championship by just a point. Von Trips had led for more laps than any other driver, but Phil Hill had taken 5 of the pole positions achieved in the famous Ferrari 156 'shark nose'. Lotus attempted to give chase to the Ferraris but despite wins with the Lotus 18, 18/21 and 21, had to be content with second place in the Constructors title, beating Porsche by 10 points. For the first year Porsche made a credible impression on the F1 scene due to the efforts of Dan Gurney who took 3 second places, finishing equal third overall with Moss. Our artwork shows Phil Hill and the late 'Taffy' von Trips fighting it out at Spa.