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The 1963 Solitude Grand Prix was a non-championship Formula One race, held on July 28 at the Solitudering, just outside of Stuttgart. The race was led from start to finish by Jack Brabham in his own Brabham BT3, after polesitter Jim Clark stalled his Lotus on the line with suspension problems.

Peter Arundell finished second in another Lotus, ahead of Innes Ireland in a BRP-BRM. Clark eventually got going, and managed to set fastest lap before the suspension broke, causing him to crash.


BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1963 Solitude Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham BT3 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
2 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom British Racing Partnership BRP Mk1 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
3 United States Jim Hall United Kingdom British Racing Partnership Lotus 24 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Italy Scuderia Centro Sud BRM P57 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
5 Portugal Mário de Araújo Cabral Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T53 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
6 Italy Carlo Maria Abate Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati 6-1500 L4 1.5 D
7 France Bernard Collomb France Privateer Lotus 24 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
8 United Kingdom Bob Anderson United Kingdom DW Racing Enterprises Lola Mk4 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
9 France Jo Schlesser France Privateer Brabham BT2 Ford 109E L4 1.5 D
10 West Germany Kurt Kuhnke West Germany Kurt Kuhnke Lotus 18 Borgward 1500 RS L4 1.5 D
11 West Germany Ernst Maring West Germany Kurt Kuhnke Lotus 18 Borgward 1500 RS L4 1.5 D
12 Belgium André Pilette Belgium Privateer Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
14 United States Phil Hill Switzerland Ecurie Filipinetti Lotus 24 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
15 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 25 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
16 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 25 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
17 United Kingdom Peter Arundell United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 25 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
18 New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing Lola Mk4A Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
19 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Reg Parnell Racing Lola Mk4 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D
20 United Kingdom Tim Parnell United Kingdom Tim Parnell Lotus 24 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
21 United Kingdom Ron Carter United Kingdom Tim Parnell Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
22 United Kingdom Philip Robinson United Kingdom Tim Parnell Lotus 18/21 Climax FPF L4 1.5 D
23 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
24 West Germany Gerhard Mitter Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 D
25 United Kingdom Ian Raby United Kingdom Privateer Gilby 62 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
26 United States Tony Settember United Kingdom Scirocco Racing Cars Scirocco SP BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
27 United Kingdom Ian Burgess United Kingdom Scirocco Racing Cars Scirocco SP BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
28 West Germany Günther Seiffert West Germany Rhein-Ruhr Racing Team Lotus 24 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
29 Switzerland Jo Siffert Switzerland Privateer Lotus 24 BRM P56 V8 1.5 D
30 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom RRC Walker Racing Team Cooper T60 Climax FWMV V8 1.5 D

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1963 Solitude Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 15 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 3:50.2
2 1 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 3:51.8 + 1.6
3 30 Sweden Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 3:54.4 + 4.2
4 17 United Kingdom Peter Arundell Lotus-Climax 3:55.6 + 5.4
5 16 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 3:55.9 + 5.7
6 2 United Kingdom Innes Ireland BRP-BRM 3:56.4 + 6.2
7 29 Switzerland Jo Siffert Lotus-BRM 3:59.0 + 8.8
8 18 New Zealand Chris Amon Lola-Climax 3:59.0 + 8.8
9 3 United States Jim Hall Lotus-BRM 4:00.3 + 10.1
10 4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini BRM 4:01.2 + 11.0
11 24 West Germany Gerhard Mitter Porsche 4:04.8 + 14.6
12 8 United Kingdom Bob Anderson Lola-Climax 4:05.2 + 15.0
13 23 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 4:06.4 + 16.2
14 19 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Lola-Climax 4:07.0 + 16.8
15 26 United States Tony Settember Scirocco-BRM 4:08.0 + 17.8
16 14 United States Phil Hill Lotus-BRM 4:09.6 + 19.4
17 25 United Kingdom Ian Raby Gilby-BRM 4:17.4 + 27.2
18 5 Portugal Mário de Araújo Cabral Cooper-Maserati 4:19.9 + 29.7
19 22 United Kingdom Philip Robinson Lotus-Climax 4:28.0 + 37.8
20 28 West Germany Günther Seiffert Lotus-BRM 4:28.4 + 38.2
21 7 France Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax 4:29.5 + 39.3
22 12 Belgium André Pilette Lotus-Climax 4:38.7 + 48.5
23 20 United Kingdom Tim Parnell Lotus-BRM 4:43.6 + 53.4
24 10 West Germany Kurt Kuhnke Lotus-Borgward 4:51.2 + 1:01.0
25 11 West Germany Ernst Maring Lotus-Borgward 7:17.2 + 3:27.0
DNQ* 21 United Kingdom Ron Carter Lotus-Climax No time
DNQ* 27 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Scirocco-BRM No time
WD 6 Italy Carlo Maria Abate Cooper-Maserati Withdrawn
WD 9 France Jo Schlesser Brabham-Ford Withdrawn
  • * Carter and Burgess both failed to qualify, but they were allowed to start at the back of the grid.

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Jim Clark
3 Jack Brabham
Jo Bonnier
______________
______________ 4
5 Peter Arundell
Trevor Taylor
______________
______________ 6
______________ 7 Innes Ireland
8 Jo Siffert
Chris Amon
______________
______________ 9
10 Jim Hall
Lorenzo Bandini
______________
______________ 11
______________ 12 Gerhard Mitter
13 Bob Anderson
Carel Godin de Beaufort
______________
______________ 14
15 Mike Hailwood
Tony Settember
______________
______________ 16
______________ 17 Phil Hill
18 Ian Raby
Mário de Araújo Cabral
______________
______________ 19
20 Philip Robinson
Günther Seiffert
______________
______________ 21
______________ 22 Bernard Collomb
23 André Pilette
Tim Parnell
______________
______________ 24
25 Kurt Kuhnke
Ernst Maring
______________
______________ 26
______________ 27 Ron Carter
28 Ian Burgess

RaceEdit

ResultEdit

Pos Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Climax 25 1.40.06.9 2
2 United Kingdom Peter Arundell United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 25 + 24.7 4
3 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom BRP-BRM 25 + 2:30.5 6
4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini United Kingdom BRM 25 + 3:39.1 10
5 Germany Gerhard Mitter Germany Porsche 24 + 1 Lap 11
6 United States Jim Hall United Kingdom Lotus-BRM 24 + 1 Lap 9
7 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Germany Porsche 24 + 1 Lap 13
8 United Kingdom Bob Anderson United Kingdom Lola-Climax 24 + 1 Lap 12
9 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 23 + 2 Laps 3
10 Portugal Mário de Araújo Cabral United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 23 + 2 Laps 18
11 France Bernard Collomb United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 22 + 3 Laps 21
12 Belgium André Pilette United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 21 + 4 Laps 22
NC United Kingdom Ian Raby United Kingdom Gilby-BRM 20 + 5 Laps 17
NC United Kingdom Philip Robinson United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 20 + 5 Laps 19
NC United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Lola-Climax 18 + 7 Laps 14
NC Germany Günther Seiffert United Kingdom Lotus-BRM 18 + 7 Laps 20
Ret Switzerland Jo Siffert United Kingdom Lotus-BRM 18 Valve 7
Ret Germany Ernst Maring United Kingdom Lotus-Borgward 17 Engine 25
Ret United States Tony Settember United Kingdom Scirocco-BRM 12 Valve 15
Ret United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 11 Accident 1
Ret United Kingdom Ian Burgess United Kingdom Scirocco-BRM 9 Ignition 27
Ret United States Phil Hill United Kingdom Lotus-BRM 8 Fuel pipe 16
Ret New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom Lola-Climax 6 Engine 8
Ret United Kingdom Trevor Taylor United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 6 Crownwheel & pinion 5
Ret United Kingdom Tim Parnell United Kingdom Lotus-BRM 5 Engine 23
Ret United Kingdom Ron Carter United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 2 Engine 26
Ret Germany Kurt Kuhnke United Kingdom Lotus-Borgward 0 Engine 24
WD Italy Carlo Mario Abate United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati -
WD France Jo Schlesser United Kingdom Brabham-Ford -

NotesEdit

V T E 1963 Formula One Season
Constructors Alfa Romeo • ATS • Brabham • BRM • BRP • Cooper • De Tomaso • Ferrari • Gilby • LDS • Lola • Lotus • Porsche • Scirocco • Stebro
Engines Alfa Romeo • ATS • Borgward • BRM • Climax • Ferrari • Ford • Maserati • Porsche
Drivers Amon • Anderson • Arundell • Baghetti • Bandini • de Beaufort • Bianchi • Blokdyk • Bonnier • Brabham • Brambilla • Broeker • Burgess • Cabral • Campbell-Jones • Clark • Collomb • Driver • Dochnal • Ginther • Gregory • Gurney • Hailwood • Hall • G. Hill • P. Hill • Ireland • de Klerk • Kuhnke • Lippi • Love • Maggs • Mairesse • McLaren • Mitter • Niemann • Parnell • Pieterse • Pilette • Prophet • Raby • P. Rodríguez • Scarfiotti • Serrurier • Settember • Sharp • Siffert • Solana • Spence • Surtees • T. Taylor • Tingle • Trintignant • Ward
Cars Alfa Romeo Special • ATS 100 • Brabham BT3 • Brabham BT6 • Brabham BT7 • BRM P57 • BRM P61 • BRP Mk1 • Cooper T51 • Cooper T53 • Cooper T55 • Cooper T60 • Cooper T66 • De Tomaso F1 • Ferrari 156 • Gilby 62 • LDS Mk 1 • Lola Mk4 • Lotus 18 • Lotus 18/21 • Lotus 21 • Lotus 22 • Lotus 24 • Lotus 25 • Porsche 718 • Scirocco SP • Stebro Mk IV
Tyres Dunlop
Races Monaco • Belgium • Netherlands • France • Britain • Germany • Italy • United States • Mexico • South Africa
Non-championship Races Lombank • Glover • Pau • Imola GP • Syracuse GP • Aintree 200 • International Trophy • Rome GP • Solitude GP • Kannonloppet • Mediterranean GP • Gold Cup • Austria • Rand GP
See also 1962 Formula One Season • 1964 Formula One Season • Category
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