1961 Solitude Grand Prix

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1961 Solitude Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1961 Formula One season
Race details
Date 23 July 1961
Official name XI Großer Preis der Solitude
Location Solitudering, near Stuttgart
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 11.4086 km (7.089 mi)
Distance 25 laps, 285.216 km (177.225 mi)
Pole position
Driver Porsche
Time 4:01.1
Fastest lap
Driver United States Dan Gurney Porsche
Time 3:58.6
First Lotus-Climax
Second Porsche
Third Porsche

The 11th Solitude Grand Prix was a non-Championship motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 23 July 1961 at the Solitudering, near Stuttgart. The race was run over 25 laps of the circuit, and was won by Innes Ireland in a Lotus 21.[1]


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.41:04.6 4
2 Sweden Jo Bonnier Porsche System Engineering Porsche + 0.1 s 1
3 United States Dan Gurney Porsche System Engineering Porsche + 0.3 s 2
4 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax + 17.9 s 3
5 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax + 47.6 s 8
6 West Germany Hans Herrmann Porsche System Engineering Porsche + 1:01.5 s 6
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 1:27.9 s 7
8 West Germany Edgar Barth Porsche System Engineering Porsche + 3:27.3 10
9 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 4:22.0 s 9
Ret United Kingdom Stirling Moss UDT Laystall Racing Team Lotus-Climax Gearbox 5
Ret France Maurice Trintignant Scuderia Serenissima Cooper-Maserati Engine 15
Ret Italy Roberto Bussinello Scuderia Serenissima De Tomaso-Alfa Romeo Engine 16
Ret West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax Steering wheel 14
Ret United Kingdom Mike Spence Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Climax Gearbox 11
Ret Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche Engine 13
Ret Switzerland Piero Monteverdi Piero Monteverdi MBM-Porsche Engine 17
Ret Switzerland Michael May Scuderia Colonia Lotus-Climax Accident 12
DNS United States Lloyd Casner Camoradi International Lotus-Climax Engine in practice -
DNS United Kingdom Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Practice only -
WD West Germany Wolfgang von Trips SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari -
WD United States Phil Hill SEFAC Ferrari Ferrari -
WD Belgium Olivier Gendebien Equipe Nationale Belge Emeryson-Maserati -
WD Belgium Willy Mairesse Equipe Nationale Belge Emeryson-Maserati -


  1. ^ "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.

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