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Along with Tripoli, the Tunis Grand Prix was the second important race in North Africa during the 1930s.

Country
Tunisia
Location
Tunis
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Along with Tripoli, the Tunis Grand Prix was the second important race in North Africa during the 1930s. It was held on the flat temporary circuit outside Carthage in what was then a French colony. A chicane immediately before the start line was removed for the 1935 race, creating a 2.25-mile straight made dangerous by strong crosswinds. After driver protests, the chicane was again used for the race a year later. Achille Varzi escaped injury after his car was blown off the circuit in 1936, the last race featuring Germany’s dominant GP teams before the French switched all its races to sports car rules in 1937. The Tunis GP was revived in 1955 as a one off sports car event at Belvedere.

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Type

Temporary road course

Length

7.829 (Miles)

Description

Chicane removed for one year only

Fastest Race Lap

Achille Varzi (Auto Union B), 4m28.4, 105.009 mph, GP, 1935

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Achille Varzi (Auto Union B), 4m24.8, 106.437 mph, GP, 1935

Type

Temporary road course

Length

7.89 (Miles)

Description

Original circuit including chicane before the start

Fastest Race Lap

Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union C), 4m34, 103.664 mph, GP, 1936

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Achille Varzi (Auto Union B), 4m24.8, 106.437 mph, GP, 1935

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