Grand Prix of Naples

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The Grand Prix of Naples was an auto racing event, held in Posillipo, outside Napoli.

In its original incarnation, it began in 1934. Known as the Coppa Principessa di Piemonte in honor of Marie-José of Belgium, it continued from the same event held in 1933 in the Circuito Province Meridionale. It was held again from 1937 to 1939, although from 1938 it was purely a Voiturette race and attracted all-Maserati entries.[1][2]

After World War II it was restarted as the Gran Premio di Napoli, starting in 1948. The race took place at the 4,100 metres (2.5 mi) Circuito di Posillipo, going along the Via A. Manzoni and Via Nuova Parco. Starting in Formula Two regulations, but from 1954 it became either a sports car race or a non-Championship Formula One race. It was last held in 1962.

In 1998, the Naples circuit received the Rievocazione Storica Gran Premio di Napoli (Grand Prix of Naples Historic Revival). The name Gran Premio di Napoli now refers to a cycling event.

Winners[edit]

Year Driver/s Vehicle Race title
1933 Italy Gianfranco Comotti Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Monza I Coppa Principesa di Piemonte‡
1934 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Maserati 6C II Coppa Principesa di Piemonte
1935
-
1936
Not held
1937 Italy Giuseppe Farina
Italy Carlo Felice Trossi
Alfa Romeo 12C III Coppa Principesa di Piemonte
1938 Italy Aldo Marazza Maserati 4CS IV Coppa Principesa di Piemonte
1939 United Kingdom John Peter Wakefield Maserati 6CL V Coppa Principesa di Piemonte
1940
-
1947
Not held
1948 Italy Luigi Villoresi Osca MT4 I Gran Premio di Napoli
1949 Italy Roberto Vallone Ferrari 166C II Gran Premio di Napoli
1950 Italy Franco Cortese Ferrari 166 F2 III Gran Premio di Napoli
1951 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 166 F2 IV Gran Premio di Napoli
1952 Italy Giuseppe Farina Ferrari 500 F2 V Gran Premio di Napoli
1953 Italy Giuseppe Farina Ferrari 500 F2 VI Gran Premio di Napoli
1954 Italy Luigi Musso Maserati A6 GCS VII Gran Premio di Napoli
1955 Italy Alberto Ascari Lancia D50 VIII Gran Premio di Napoli
1956 France Robert Manzon Gordini T16 IX Gran Premio di Napoli
1957 United Kingdom Peter Collins Lancia-Ferrari D50 X Gran Premio di Napoli
1958 Sweden Joakim Bonnier Maserati 200S XI Gran Premio di Napoli
1959 United States Tony Settember WRE Maserati XII Gran Premio di Napoli
1960 Italy Menato Boffa WRE Maserati XIII Gran Premio di Napoli
1961 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Ferrari 156 XIV Gran Premio di Napoli
1962 Belgium Willy Mairesse Ferrari 156 XV Gran Premio di Napoli
    • ‡ - Not held in Naples

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leif Snellman & Felix Muelas (15 April 2009). "1938 Grand Prix Season: Part 2". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Leif Snellman & Felix Muelas (15 April 2009). "1939 Grand Prix Season: Part 3". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Retrieved 26 August 2009.