|Automobile world championship|
|First start:||1953 German Grand Prix|
|Last start:||1953 German Grand Prix|
|1953 Ferrari ( Ecurie Espadon )|
|World Cup balance:||no World Cup placement|
|World Cup points :||-|
|Leadership laps :||-|
Kurt Adolff took part in a race for the automobile world championship . He started on August 2, 1953 at the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring for the Swiss Ecurie Espadon on a Ferrari 166 . Adolff started from 27th place on the grid and dropped out on the second lap.
Adolff celebrated his greatest successes in sports car races. In 1950 he finished second overall in the German sports car championship. Adolff was a successful industrialist in Stolberg (Rheld.) And consul of Chile . From 1966 to 1977 he owned the Waldenburghaus in Kettenis near Eupen , which was badly destroyed by a devastating fire in 1975. He drove car races until the end of 1953, then ended his career in order to take care of his textile companies again. In 1952 he turned down Alfred Neubauer's offer to drive a factory Mercedes-Benz at the Carrera Panamericana because he could not spend several weeks abroad. The contract was awarded to Karl Kling , from whom Adolff bought his first Veritas .
Adolff was a passionate hunter, his second great passion besides racing.
Statistics in the automobile world championship
|1953||Ecurie espadon||Ferrari 166||Ferrari 125 V12||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
- Steve Small: Grand Prix Who's Who . Travel Publishing, London 2000, ISBN 1-902-00746-8 .
- Kurt Adolff in the Ferrari 500
- Interview with Kurt Emil Adolff on motorsport-magazin.com from January 1, 2005
- Kurt Adolff . OldRacingCars.com . February 6, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Adolff, Kurt Emil (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German racing driver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 5, 1921|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Stuttgart|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 24, 2012|