Rome Grand Prix

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Rome Grand Prix
Vallelunga
Track map for Vallelunga--2003 version.svg
Race information
Laps 60
Circuit length 3.222 km (2.002 mi)
Race length 193.32 km (120.12 mi)
Number of times held 40
First held 1925
Last held 1991
Most wins (drivers) Italy Ernesto Brambilla (2)    
Most wins (constructors) United Kingdom March (12)
Last race (1991)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

The Rome Grand Prix, also known as the Premio Reale di Roma (1925–1932) and Gran Premio di Roma (1947–1991), was an automobile race held in Rome, Italy from 1925 until 1991.

Through the years a number of different regulations and circuits were used, with the majority being Formula Two races at the ACI Vallelunga Circuit. In 1954 and 1963 the Rome Grand Prix was run to Formula One rules, but neither event was included in the World Championship.

The 1947 race was notable as it marked the first win for Ferrari with a car of their own construction, the Ferrari 125 S.[1]

In the late 2000s, plans were being made for a Rome Grand Prix to be added to the Formula One World Championship in 2013.[2] A street circuit around the EUR district of Rome was to be the location of the race. However, speculation that the race would threaten the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, as well as a lack of support from local residents, led to the plans being abandoned in early 2011.[3][4][5]

Race winners[edit]

The winners of the Rome Grand Prix from its inception in 1925 are:[1][6][7][8][9][10]

Year Driver Constructor Class Location Report
1991 Italy Alessandro Zanardi Reynard Formula 3000 Vallelunga Report
1990 Not held
1989 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi March Formula 3000 Vallelunga Report
1988 Switzerland Gregor Foitek Lola Formula 3000 Vallelunga Report
1987 Italy Stefano Modena March Formula 3000 Vallelunga Report
1986 Italy Ivan Capelli March Formula 3000 Vallelunga Report
1985 Italy Emanuele Pirro March Formula 3000 Vallelunga Report
1984 New Zealand Mike Thackwell Ralt Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1983 Italy Beppe Gabbiani March Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1982 Italy Corrado Fabi March Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1981 Sweden Eje Elgh Maurer Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1980 United Kingdom Brian Henton Toleman Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1979 Switzerland Marc Surer March Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1978 Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Chevron Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1977 Italy Bruno Giacomelli March Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1976 France Jean-Pierre Jabouille Elf Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1975 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1974 France Patrick Depailler March Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1973 France Jacques Coulon March Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1972 Not held
1971 Sweden Ronnie Peterson March Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1970 Not held
1969 France Johnny Servoz-Gavin Matra Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1968 Italy Ernesto Brambilla Ferrari Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1967 Belgium Jacky Ickx Matra Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1966 Italy Ernesto Brambilla Brabham Formula Three Vallelunga Report
1965 United Kingdom Richard Attwood Lola Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1964 France Jo Schlesser Brabham Formula Two Vallelunga Report
1963 United Kingdom Bob Anderson Lola Formula One Vallelunga Report
1962
-
1957
Not held
1956 France Jean Behra Maserati Sports Car Castelfusano Report
1955 Not held
1954 Argentina Onofre Marimón Maserati Formula One Castelfusano Report
1953 Not held
1952
1951 Italy Mario Raffaeli Ferrari Formula Two Terme di Caracalla Report
1950 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari Formula Two Terme di Caracalla Report
1949 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ferrari Formula Two Terme di Caracalla Report
1948 Not held
1947 Italy Franco Cortese Ferrari Sports Car Terme di Caracalla Report
1946
-
1933
Not held
1932 Italy Luigi Fagioli Maserati Grand Prix Littorio Report
1931 Italy Ernesto Maserati Maserati Grand Prix Littorio Report
1930 Italy Luigi Arcangeli Maserati Grand Prix Tre Fontane Report
1929 Italy Achille Varzi Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Tre Fontane Report
1928 Monaco Louis Chiron Bugatti Grand Prix Tre Fontane Report
1927 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Bugatti Formula Libre Parioli Report
1926 Italy Aymo Maggi Bugatti Formula Libre Valle Giulia Report
1925 Italy Carlo Masetti Bugatti Formula Libre Monte Mario Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Non Championship Races 1947, World Sports Racing Prototypes". http://wsrp.ic.cz. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  2. ^ ""Rome Grand Prix confirmed for 2013"". gpupdate.net. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  3. ^ "espnf1.com: "Rome race threatens Monza future"". En.espnf1.com. 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  4. ^ ""Bernie Ecclestone Stifles Rome Grand Prix Hopes"". BBC News. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  5. ^ "Reuters: "Rome abandons F1 grand prix plan, eyes 2020 Games"". Uk.reuters.com. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  6. ^ "Non Championship Races 1956, World Sports Racing Prototypes". http://wsrp.ic.cz. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  7. ^ "Grand Prix winners 1919-1933, The golden era of Grand Prix racing". Kolumbus.fi. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  8. ^ "Formula 2 Register". http://www.formula2.net. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  9. ^ "Formula 3000 - 1985-89, The GEL Motorsport Information Page". Teamdan.com. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  10. ^ "Rome Grand Prix, The Racing Line". Theracingline.net. Retrieved 2011-12-03.