The Solituderennen (eng: Solitude race) motorsport events are held on the 11.4 km Solitudering race track near Stuttgart. The event and the track were named after the nearby Castle Solitude. Motorsports events were held there from 1903 to 1965.

Solitude Hedersbachkurve
Solitude Glemseck
Solitude Seehaus

Due to the narrow track, initially mainly motorcycle events were held there until 1956. The track and the pits were widened in early 1957 and sports car racing was staged by the automobile club ADAC.

Grand Prix motorcycle racing events were held at the track from 1952 to 1964, with the German motorcycle Grand Prix taking place there in even-numbered years: 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964.

From 1961 to 1964, non-Championship Formula One Grand Prix races were also held, in addition to previous Formula 2 and Formula Junior events.

In 2003, a memorial event was held, with many former participants and vehicles.

Winners (incomplete)Edit

Großer Preis der SolitudeEdit

Year Driver Constructor Report
1960   Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari Report
1961   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax Report
1962   Dan Gurney Porsche Report
1963   Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax Report
1964   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report
1965   Chris Amon Lola-Ford Report


50 ccmEdit

1964: Ralph Bryans, Honda

125 ccmEdit

1964: Jim Redman, Honda

250 ccmEdit

350 ccmEdit

  • 1964:

500 ccmEdit

750 ccmEdit

1,000 ccmEdit


1964: Scheidegger/Robinson, BMW

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Coordinates: 48°46′4.81″N 9°2′49.86″E / 48.7680028°N 9.0471833°E / 48.7680028; 9.0471833