1963 Solitude Grand Prix

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West Germany  1963 Solitude Grand Prix
Race details
Non-championship race in the 1963 Formula One season
Date 28 July 1963
Official name XIII 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 Lotus-Climax
Time 3:50.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 3:49.1
First Brabham-Climax
Second Lotus-Climax

The 13th Solitude Grand Prix was a non-Championship motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 28 July 1963 at the Solitudering, near Stuttgart. The race was run over 25 laps of the circuit, and was won by Jack Brabham in a Brabham BT3.[1]


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax 2
2 United Kingdom Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-Climax + 24.7 s 4
3 United Kingdom Innes Ireland British Racing Partnership BRP-BRM + 2:30.5 s 6
4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Scuderia Centro Sud BRM + 3:39.1 s 10
5 West Germany Gerhard Mitter Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 24 laps 11
6 United States Jim Hall British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM 24 laps 9
7 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 24 laps 13
8 United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Lola-Climax 24 laps 12
9 Sweden Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax 23 laps 3
10 Portugal Mário de Cabral Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 23 laps 18
11 France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax 22 laps 21
12 Belgium André Pilette Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 21 laps 22
NC United Kingdom Ian Raby Ian Raby (Racing) Gilby-BRM 20 laps 17
NC United Kingdom Philip Robinson Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax 20 laps 19
NC United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Reg Parnell (Racing) Lola-Climax 18 laps 14
NC West Germany Günther Seiffert Rhine-Ruhr Racing Team Lotus-BRM 18 laps 20
NC United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 17 laps 1
Ret Switzerland Jo Siffert Siffert Racing Team Lotus-BRM Valve 7
Ret West Germany Ernst Maring Kurt Kuhnke BKL Lotus-Borgward Engine 25
Ret United States Tony Settember Scirocco-Powell (Racing Cars) Scirocco-BRM Valve 15
Ret United Kingdom Ian Burgess Scirocco-Powell (Racing Cars) Scirocco-BRM Ignition 27
Ret United States Phil Hill Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus-BRM Fuel pipe 16
Ret New Zealand Chris Amon Reg Parnell (Racing) Lola-Climax Engine 8
Ret United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Crownwheel & pinion 5
Ret United Kingdom Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Lotus-BRM Engine 23
Ret United Kingdom Ron Carter Tim Parnell Lotus-Climax Engine 26
Ret West Germany Kurt Kuhnke Kurt Kuhnke BKL Lotus-Borgward Engine 24
WD Italy Carlo Mario Abate Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati -
WD France Jo Schlesser Jo Schlesser Brabham-Ford -


  1. ^ Jenkinson, Denis Sargent (September 1963). "Solitude Grand Prix". Motor Sport (Vol. XXXIX, No.9). Teesdale Publishing Company Ltd. p. 25. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.

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