Valentino Park 1395

Valentino Park

Turin's Valentino Park had held races since 1935 and was chosen as venue for the 1948 Italian Grand Prix.

Country
Italy
Location
Valentino Park, Turin, Piedmont
Latest Race

Turin's Valentino Park had held races since 1935 and was chosen as venue for the 1948 Italian Grand Prix. That layout included two long straights along the Corso Massimo d'Azeglio as well as the roads within the park. Jean-Pierre Wimille won for Alfa Romeo with Raymond Sommer finishing third as Ferrari made its Grand Prix debut. It was in here in 1952 that the non-appearance of the BRM team persuaded organisers to switch that year’s World Championship to Formula 2 rules. Racing in the park continued until 1955 – Alberto Ascari’s Lancia D50 winning just weeks before his death at Monza.

Circuit

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Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.54 (Miles)

Description

Original circuit with startline on the Corso Massimo d'Azeglio

Fastest Race Lap

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo Tipo-B "P3"), 2m02.4, 74.706 mph, GP, 1935

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.818 (Miles)

Description

Hairpin on the Corso Massimo d'Azeglio bypassed with new layout in the park

Fastest Race Lap

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Giuseppe Farina (Alfa Romeo 12C-36), 1m47.4, 60.939 mph, GP, 1937

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.98 (Miles)

Description

Startline moved into the park, both sides of the Corso Massimo d'Azeglio used

Fastest Race Lap

Jean-Pierre Wimille (Alfa Romeo 158), 2m16.6, 78.536 mph, F1, 1948

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Jean-Pierre Wimille (Alfa Romeo 158), 2m22.4, 75.337 mph, F1, 1948

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.609 (Miles)

Description

Track extended on the Viale Marinai d'Italia, Castello Valentino bypassed, start moved to the Corso Massimo d'Azeglio

Fastest Race Lap

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Giuseppe Farina (Ferrari 375), 2m01.2, 77.495 mph, F1, 1952

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.609 (Miles)

Description

Perimeter roads of the park and Corso Massimo d'Azeglio used

Fastest Race Lap

Alberto Ascari (Lancia D50), 1m42.0, 92.082 mph, F1, 1955

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Jean Behra (Maserati 250F), 1m43.1, 91.100 mph, F1, 1955

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