1961: PHIL HILL

Models produced by: Vitesse (Quartzo) & Hot Wheels Elite

Year: 1961
Driver: Phil Hill (USA)
Team: Scuderia Ferrari
Car: Ferrari 156 F1 “Sharknose”
Results: 2 wins, 6 podiums, 5 poles, 2 fastest laps

Formula went from 2.4 litre to 1.5 litre engines and Ferrari was the most prepared with their 156 “sharknose” design. Only Stirling Moss in a Rob Walker Lotus was able to beat Ferraris on two ocasions, but the championship was decided between two Ferrari drivers – Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips. A tragedy in Monza, where von Trips collided with Jim Clark, killed von Trips and 14 spectators, and Phil Hill went on to win the championship.

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