Caracas 198

Caracas

An international sports car race had been held at Caracas for two years before the event obtained World Championship status in 1957.

Country
Venezuela
Location
Caracas
Co-ordinates
10.465707, -66.901704
Latest Race
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An international sports car race had been held at Caracas for two years before the event obtained World Championship status in 1957. The course was described as "very tricky" by understated contemporary reports, and the drivers’ association protested to the FIA that it was too dangerous to hold such an event. It did proceed as planned, with one serious accident, but was not repeated again.

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Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

6.17 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Stirling Moss (Maserati 300S), 3m38.4, 101.703 mph, Sports Cars, 1957

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Stirling Moss (Maserati 300S), 3m41.1, 100.461 mph, Sports Cars, 1957

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.51 (Miles)

Latest Races

3,223

Championships

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18,238

Results

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16,664

Drivers

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9,962

Teams

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875

Circuits

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