1961 Solitude Grand Prix

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]

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


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


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

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