Kurt Adolff

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Kurt Adolff
Nation: GermanyGermany Germany
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
Starts Victories Poles SR
1 - - -
World Cup points : -
Podiums : -
Leadership laps : -
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Kurt Emil Adolff (born November 5, 1921 in Stuttgart ; † January 24, 2012 ) was a German automobile racing driver .


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

general overview

season team chassis engine run Victories Second Third Poles nice
Race laps
Points WM-Pos.
1953 Ecurie espadon Ferrari 166 Ferrari 125 V12 1 - - - - - - -

Single results

season 1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th 8th 9
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Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Kurt Adolff . OldRacingCars.com . February 6, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2012.