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1963 Solitude GP

Grosser Preis der Solitude


July 28, 1963

Ecurie Maarsbergen

Porsche 718 (201)

No: 23

Q: 13

R: 7

C: F1

Being a non-championship race, the Solitude Grand Prix attracted a large field of privateers with a just few works cars from Team Lotus and Brabham's new team. All and all there were 27 starters amongst which Carel, who claimed 13th on the grid. Ecurie Maarsbergen entered a second car for Gerhard Mitter, who managed to qualify the ex-Filipinetti car two places ahead of his team owner.

In the race Brabham never gave away his lead, and his race was made a lot easier when Jim Clark and Trevor Taylor ran into trouble. Brabham won with a 25-second lead over Team Lotus' third driver Peter Arundell.

Carel was 7th, a lap down from the winner, while Mitter outran his 'boss' in fifth.

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