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Moroccan Grand Prix

The Moroccan Grand Prix (Arabic: المغربي سباق الجائزة الكبرى) was a Casablanca, Morocco with the official denomination of "Casablanca Grand Prix".

In 1930, the race was held at the new Anfa Circuit (official denomination "Anfa Grand Prix"). It claimed the life of driver Count Bruno d'Harcourt during a practice run. All winners, in touring cars, were either French or Monegasque.

There was no race in 1933 nor between 1935 and 1953. When it returned in 1954, it was held on a circuit at the city of Agadir for sports cars, and French dominance was interrupted by an Italian driver, Giuseppe Farina.

A new layout at Ain-Diab near Casablanca was made ready for the 1957 Formula One race which, although not counting toward the World Championship, attracted a world-class field.

The following year the race was officially sanctioned and was held on October 19, 1958. The race was marred by the death of Stuart Lewis-Evans (second in the 1957 race) who died in a London hospital of burn injuries six days after crashing heavily at the dusty circuit. His Vanwall engine seized (possibly because of dust) and sent him lurching into barriers at high speed, igniting his car in flames. This was the last Grand Prix organized in Morocco.

Winners of the Moroccan Grand Prix

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Year Driver Constructor Category Location Report
1958 Stirling Moss Vanwall Formula One Ain-Diab Report
1957 Jean Behra Maserati Formula One Ain-Diab Report
1956 Maurice Trintignant Ferrari Sports cars Agadir Report
1955 Mike Sparken Ferrari Sports cars Report
1954 Giuseppe Farina Ferrari Sports cars Report
1953

1935
Not held
1934 Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Touring cars Anfa Report
1933 Not held
1932 Marcel Lehoux Bugatti Touring cars Anfa Report
1931 Stanisław Czaykowski Bugatti Touring cars Report
1930 Charles Bénitah Amilcar Touring cars Report
1929 Not held
1928 E. Meyer Bugatti Touring cars Casablanca Report
1927 G. Roll Georges Irat Touring cars Report
1926 R. Meyerl Bugatti Touring cars Report
1925 Comte de Vaugelas Delage Touring cars Report

Sources

  • www.kolumbus.fi - Races
  • www.kolumbus.fi - 1931 Anfa Grand Prix
  • www.kolumbus.fi - 1932 Anfa Grand Prix
  • www.kolumbus.fi - 1934 Anfa Grand Prix
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