San Remo Grand Prix

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Italy San Remo Grand Prix
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Location San Remo, Italy
Time zone GMT +1
Coordinates 43°48′51.5″N 7°46′21.5″E / 43.814306°N 7.772639°E / 43.814306; 7.772639Coordinates: 43°48′51.5″N 7°46′21.5″E / 43.814306°N 7.772639°E / 43.814306; 7.772639
Major events Grand Prix - Formula One
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.862 km (1.157 mi)
Turns 6
Lap record 1:07 (lap 4) (Italy Achille Varzi, Maserati, 1937, Voiturette)
Circuito di Ospedaletti (1947 layout)
Surface Asphalt
Length 2.625 km (1.631 mi)
Turns 19
Lap record 53.40 (France Yves Giraud-Cabantous, Delahaye 135 CS, 1947, Sports Car)
Circuito di Ospedaletti (1948-1951 layout)
Surface Asphalt
Length 3.380 km (2.100 mi)
Turns 21
Lap record 1:53.8 (1951) (Italy Alberto Ascari, Ferrari, 1951, Formula One)

The Gran Premio Automobilistico di San Remo, commonly known as the San Remo Grand Prix, was a Grand Prix / Formula One and motorcycle race held in the north-western coastal town of San Remo (Italy) from 1937 to 1972.[1] The first Grand Prix was held in 1937 on a street circuit in the town of San Remo, known as the San Remo Circuit (Circuito di San Remo, official name: Circuita Stracittadino di San Remo) and from 1947 to 1972 on the Ospedaletti street circuit.[2]

History[edit]

  • 1937. The first (non-championship) San Remo GP was held for Voiturette class racing. Maserati was the dominant manufacturer with 4CM and 6CM entries.[3]
  • 1947. The 2nd edition of the San Remo Grand Prix was held for International Sport Cars. The event moved from San Remo to the Ospedaletti circuit.[4][5]
  • 1948. The Ospedaletti circuit was reconfigured from the 2.62 km (1.63 m) 1947 version to a longer 3.38 km (2.100 m) circuit. First appearance of Formula One cars.[6]
  • 1949-1951. Formula One continued to be the premier event until 1951.[7]
  • 1952-1972. Grand Prix motorcycle racing including Sidecar events were held on an annual basis.
  • 1973–present. Historic and Club meets are held on a more infrequent schedule.[8]

Results by year[edit]

Year Driver Manufacturer Formula Type Circuit Time Fast Lap Report
1937 Italy Achille Varzi Maserati Voiturette Maserati 6CM San Remo 3:3.34.0 - 94.87 km/h Varzi 1:07.0 - 100.05 km/h Report
1947 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Delahaye Int. Sports Car Delahaye 135 Ospedaletti 0:53.40 - 73.37 km/h Cabantous 2:2.75 - 77.0 km/h Report
1948 Italy Alberto Ascari Maserati Voiturette (F1 Reg.) Maserati 4CLT/48 Ospedaletti 3:3.34.0 - 94.87 km/h L. Villoresi 2:02.6 - 99.37 km/h Report
1949 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Voiturette (F1 Reg.) Maserati 4CLT/48 Ospedaletti 3:1.28.6 - 99.26 km/h B.Bira 1:56.0 - 104.89 km/h Report
1950 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari Formula One Alfa Romeo 158sc Ospedaletti 3:10.08.4 - 95.90 km/h Villoresi 2:01.2 - 100.31 km/h Report
1951 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari Formula One Ferrari 375 Ospedaletti 2:57.08.2 - 101.70 km/h Ascari 1:53.8 - 105.53 km/h Report

San Remo Grand Prix Circuit history[edit]

Street Map - San Remo Circuit 1937
Street Map - Ospedaletti Circuit 1947
Street Map - Ospedaletti Circuit 1948-1951

San Remo Grand Prix - Notable Drivers[edit]

The motorsport history of San Remo includes the Ralley San Remo dating back to 1929.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Remo Circuit Blog - The Golden Age". marinadiospedaletti.it. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1937 San Remo Grand Prix". marinadiospedaletti.it. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1937 San Remo Grand Prix". kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "1947 San Remo Grand Prix". http://wsrp.ic.cz/. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "1947 San Remo Grand Prix". marinadiospedaletti.it. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "1948 San Remo Grand Prix". marinadiospedaletti.it. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "1949 San Remo Grand Prix". silhouet.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Participating Manufacturers". marinadiospedaletti.it. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 

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